order 25471 Exploration around the world - MARITIME EXPLORATION THE VOYAGES OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE AND FERDINAND MAGELLAN CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE GLOBE

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MARITIME EXPLORATION: THE VOYAGES OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE ANDFERDINAND MAGELLAN CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE GLOBEName: Student Number:Course Institution Date of Submission
2Maritime Exploration: The Voyages of Sir Francis Drake and Ferdinand MagellanCircumnavigating the GlobeIntroductionFerdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake were the first individuals to travel across the world in the 15thCentury. Ferdinand, a member of a noble family, spent most of his early years serving the Queen of Portugal as a page boy.1During his early days, he was exposed to different maritime stories and developed a strong interest in maritime. Ferdinand presented his proposal ofcircumnavigating the world to the King of Spain. His main aim was to reach Spice Islands and acquire huge amounts of spice. On 10thAugust 1519, he set sail with a fleet of five ships.2On theother hand, Sir Francis Drake was a famous English admiral. Born to a tenant farmer, Drake was the first of 12 sons. He was the most renowned sailor of the Elizabethan era. His involvement in the slave trade resulted in him in being detained in Spain. After his escape, Drake sought revengeagainst the Spanish crown. In 1577 he set out to sail in a bid to explore the world.3The main purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the experiences of the two explorers as they circumnavigated the earth. 1. Oliver, Thatcher, “Ferdinand Magellan's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522 CE,”Modern History Sourcebook, (accessed September 22, 2019)2. ibid 3. Francis, Pretty, “Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580.” ModernHistory Sourcebook, (accessed September 22, 2019)
3Similarities and Differences of Magellan’s and Drake’s Circumnavigation of the EarthMagellan and Drake set to explore the world in a fleet of five ships each. They became

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