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Francis Drake
Francis Drake
Biographical Information
IRL: History's Francis Drake
Real Name: Francis Drake
Title: Sir Francis Drake

Vice Admiral
Knighthood
CaptainFrancis Drake
Naval Commander

Born: 1540
Dies: 28 January 1596
Religion: Catholic
Originally From: England
Current Location: England
Family: John Hawkins (Cousin)
Affiliations: English Court
Physical Description
Gender: Male Male
Height: 6'1
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Blood in the Water


Character Flag - England Noble Male Season 4

Francis Drake is an explorer working for Queen Elizabeth, and on the run from the Kingdom of Spain.

PersonalityEdit

Francis Drake is an incredibly confident and witty young man. He enjoys living life on the edge and is a bit of a daredevil.

Early LifeEdit

Francis Drake stole gold from a Finished ship in an act of piracy on behalf od Queen Elizabeth.

Season 4Edit

John Hawkins' cousin, Francis Drake was introduced to Queen Elizabeth during his absence in The New World.

Historical NotesEdit

  • At age 23, Francis Drake made his first voyage to The Americas with his second cousin, Sir John Hawkins.
  • With the success of the Panama isthmus raid, in 1577 Queen Elizabeth of England sent Drake to start an expedition against the Spanish along the Pacific coast of The Americas.
  • Exploits made him a hero to the English but a pirate to the Spaniards, to whom he was known as El Draque. King Philip II was said to have offered a reward of 20,000 ducats, (about £4 million/ US$6.5 million) by modern standards, for his life.
  • Queen Elizabeth of England awarded Sir Francis Drake a knighthood in 1581
  • He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588
  • In 1590 Francis Drake and Captain John Hawkins founded a charity for the relief of sick & elderly mariners.

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