By Moodi Adawin
B. Drake started in England and intended to pass through the Strait of Magellan, at the southern tip of South America, and then explore the waters of Panama. After claiming the California coast for the Queen, Drake sailed across the Pacific and Indian oceans. He reached the Atlantic by sailing around the tip of Africa. He began one of his many voyages and he ended up going around the world to avoid the angry Spaniards. His voyage took him 3 years , from 1577 to 1580.
D. Helped defeat the Spanish Armada of 1588 and was the most renowned seaman of the Elizabeth era. Was appointed Vice Admiral of the English navy. Became mayor of Plymouth.
E. Hero, committed to his country and people.
F. Fight against the Spaniards, discover new lands with gold and silver, and defeat rebels.