Elizabeth had a private arrangement with Sir Francis Drake

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Elizabeth had a private arrangement with Sir Francis Drake. She encouraged and  partially financed him in his raiding of Spanish treasure ships, and rewarded him  handsomely for his exploits. She even promised to disavow any knowledge of his  actions were he to be caught. As Elizabeth loved nothing so much as making money,  Drake was one of her famed "favorites". When the voyage that returned in 1580 brought  a 100% return, doubling Elizabeth's investment, she held a massive feast aboard his  ship, the Golden Hind, the following April, knighting him for his service. Drake was ready  with an exotically themed gift for the Queen: a frog made of diamonds. Philip had other reasons for invading England besides his outrage at Drake's exploits,  his fellow Catholic's execution, and the multiple injuries to his pride: by an obscure  genealogical path, Philip had some minor claim to the English crown himself. Although 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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