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CulpepperMcKenzie Culpepper Professor Edward F. “Ted” Butler HIST 111218 March 2018 Maritime Exploration In 2018, traveling is a hobby of many all around the world. From cruises, airplanes, boats, trains, and the other various forms of transportations traveling around the world has become a norm for some, and a simple vacation. However, who made the first great trek across this beautiful world. For that, thanks can be given to Ferdinand Magellan of Spain and Sir Francis Drake who lead the first English voyage. Magellan’s voyage was made in August of 1519 and completed in 1522. While a little later in 1577 to 1580. Even though these voyages were made around 50 years apart and with different men aboard there are a great number of similarities as well as differences between the trips. Both voyages encountered new people, animals, plants, and even challenges that they each had to overcome in order to continue with the voyage people all over the world are so thankful for today. One similarity between the voyages were the encounters with other inhabitants of the land they were discovering. Both Magellan and Drake came across people of the land at almost every island they stopped at. Here they had to choose whether to trust or not to trust these