drake_and_the_golden_hind - CircumnavigatingtheWorld

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Circumnavigating the World It is difficult for us to imagine not knowing what the world looks like but in 1577  many areas of the globe lay undiscovered. Few Europeans had sailed across  the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans and only one attempt had been made to sail  around the world. This had been led by Ferdinand Magellan who set off from  Spain 1519. The voyage was very dangerous. Only eighteen sailors out of two  hundred and sixty returned and Magellan himself did not survive. Stories of  the journey were so bad that no one else even tried for nearly sixty years. This  changed in 1580 when Francis Drake sailed up the River Thames becoming the  first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. To many, Drake was a hero.  Not only had he sailed round the world but he had discovered new lands and  brought back a huge amount of treasure. The Queen was delighted and 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Nokes during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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drake_and_the_golden_hind - CircumnavigatingtheWorld

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