Sir Francis Drake

 He was b  near Pl  around 1540. At the age of 18 he was working on a s . Two years later he made his first t  across the A  and fought against Spain. At 24 he became the c  of a cargo ship. From 1577 – 80 he made a  -the-w -voyage (= Seereise).
Queen Elizabeth I. was very h  with Drake and the treasures (= Schätze) he has br  from his voyages.
Legend says that Drake was p  bowls (= Bowling) when the news came that the S  A  was sailing up the Ch l. This was a huge f t, but only 54 of the 130 ships got b  to Spain after the b . The English ships were much sm  but faster.

 
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