Dudley, Wade G.
June 2009
Military History;Jun/Jul2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p62
The article looks at the transformation of English sea captain Francis Drake from pirate to admiral under Queen Elizabeth. As a merchant, Drake's wealth exceeded that of many English nobles. He served Elizabeth as an admiral during expeditions against Irish rebels. He was also responsible for plundering Catholic settlements in Spain. He became rich as a corsair and poured wealth into Elizabeth's treasury. INSET: The Admiral at Cádiz.


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