Unit 3 Essay.docx - Ann Ollif Unit 3 Essay Professor Love Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake captained two of the most famous voyages both of

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Ann OllifUnit 3 EssayProfessor LoveFerdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake captained two of the most famous voyages both of which circumnavigated the globe. Both explorers may have set out with diferent intentions. 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 later dedicated his loyalty to Spain.1Drake, born in England, started his journeys at sea at a very young age. He voyaged to the new world with members of the Hawkins family fleet who considered themselves both merchants and pirates.2By the time he was 18, Drake had his own ship in the Hawkins fleet, on a voyage to the West Indies with Johns Hawkins himself, the vessel attacked by the Spanish of the coast of Mexico.3Drake himself escaped however he now had a life- long determination to acquire revenge against the Spanish. Both Magellan and Drake were extremely skilled explorers and captains and coined their knowledge of the sea from a young age.Magellan and Drake each had their own personal vendetta against another country. For Ferdinand Magellan, it was Portugal, he sailed for Portugal and played significant a role in helping Portugal gain considerable control of the Indian Ocean; as well as falling of Malacca which was known as the crowning Portuguese victory. 4Magellan was a strong part of many key 1 "The Ages of Exploration." Ages of Exploration. Accessed January 21, 2018. .2 Bradford, Ernle, and Felipe Fernández-Armesto. "Sir Francis Drake." Encyclopædia Britannica. February 20, 2017.3 Ibid.4 "The Ages of Exploration." Ages of Exploration”
battles, voyages, and discoveries for Portugal. However, none of that mattered when King Manuel of Spain was told that Magellan was selling some of the tokens they won in war back to the 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 vengeance against Portugal. Sir Francis Drake on the other hand was brought up by members of the Hawkins family in Plymouth, when his father fled England.6The Hawkins fleet had always resented Spanish authorities as they impeded on their growing slave trade. Drake himself had

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