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Ann OllifUnit 3 EssayProfessor LoveFerdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake captained two of the most famous voyagesboth of which circumnavigated the globe. Both explorers may have set out with diferentintentions. They each set out with smaller crews and several ships, and made more of an impactthan either ever intended. Magellan was the son of noble Portuguese parents but laterdedicated his loyalty to Spain.1Drake, born in England, started his journeys at sea at a veryyoung age. He voyaged to the new world with members of the Hawkins family fleet whoconsidered themselves both merchants and pirates.2By the time he was 18, Drake had his ownship in the Hawkins fleet, on a voyage to the West Indies with Johns Hawkins himself, the vesselattacked by the Spanish of the coast of Mexico.3Drake himself escaped however he now had alife- long determination to acquire revenge against the Spanish. Both Magellan and Drake wereextremely skilled explorers and captains and coined their knowledge of the sea from a youngage.Magellan and Drake each had their own personal vendetta against another country. ForFerdinand Magellan, it was Portugal, he sailed for Portugal and played significant a role inhelping Portugal gain considerable control of the Indian Ocean; as well as falling of Malaccawhich was known as the crowning Portuguese victory.4Magellan was a strong part of many key1"The Ages of Exploration." Ages of Exploration. Accessed January 21, 2018..2Bradford, Ernle, and Felipe Fernández-Armesto. "Sir Francis Drake." EncyclopædiaBritannica. February 20, 2017.3Ibid.4"The Ages of Exploration." Ages of Exploration”
battles, voyages, and discoveries for Portugal. However, none of that mattered when KingManuel of Spain was told that Magellan was selling some of the tokens they won in war back tothe enemies.5Magellan wasn’t allowed back in Portugal and took his knowledge over to Spain,where he approached King Charles with ideas benefitting both Spain and Magellan’s vengeanceagainst Portugal. Sir Francis Drake on the other hand was brought up by members of theHawkins family in Plymouth, when his father fled England.6The Hawkins fleet had alwaysresented Spanish authorities as they impeded on their growing slave trade. Drake himself had