TITLE

Sir Francis Drake PIRATE TO ADMIRAL

AUTHOR(S)
Dudley, Wade G.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Military History;Jun/Jul2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
39556729

 

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