He was b
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.