Sir Francis Drake
The discovery of South America
Francis Drake had many achievements, but I believe one of his greatest was discovering South America. Also he Raided and destroyed many Spanish settlements in the Caribbean. He also became Mayor of Plymouth in 1581, after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth. In 1587, On the orders of Queen Elizabeth, Drake attacks, and destroys, the Spanish Fleet at Cadiz.
Impact on Today
The voyages of Sir Francis Drake changed the world in two ways. The first way was when Drake raided the Spaniards and killed many of them. That was the reason for the Spanish war. Ever since, they’ve had a rivalry. Also, he impacted the world by sailing around the world. People were inspired by that, so they decided to follow.