|IRL:||History's Francis Drake|
|Real Name:||Francis Drake|
|Title:|| Sir Francis Drake |
|Dies:||28 January 1596|
|Family:||John Hawkins (Cousin)|
|First appearance:||Blood in the Water|
Francis Drake is an incredibly confident and witty young man. He enjoys living life on the edge and is a bit of a daredevil.
Francis Drake stole gold from a Finished ship in an act of piracy on behalf od Queen Elizabeth.
- 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.