Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 29 January 2020

Drake, Sir Francislocked

(1540–1596)
  • Harry Kelsey

Extract

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund Drake (d. 1566) of Tavistock. Edmund's wife is unknown, though she may have been named ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription

British Library, London
Devon Record Office, Exeter
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
W. B. Turnbull & others, eds., (1861–1950)
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Lambeth Palace London
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Gallery of Ireland
Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent
British Museum, London
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
National Maritime Museum, London