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0Unit 3 Essay: Maritime ExplorationKayley MessinaSurv World History/Civiliz II Section 05G Spring 2020 COFebruary 8, 2020
1Ferdinand 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 different intentions. They each set out with smaller crews and several ships, and made more of an impact than 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 themselvesboth 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 off 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 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, 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”5 Domingues, Francisco Contente, and Mairin Mitchell. "Ferdinand Magellan." Encyclopædia Britannica. November 15, 2017. Accessed January 20, 2018.