they believe that the treasure fleet had already passed, until two days later those boys pull up outnumbering their dumbasses now 2 to 1. They arrange a truce with the spanish, but those fuckboys wanna show the english a lesson and they go back on their word attacking in the night. Drake and francis manage to get away taking heavy damages and having lost many men and provisions. Some men opt to be let off the boat knowing odds of survival all the way back to England are slim. Only 20 men survive the trip, but this doesn’t stop the english this raises nationalistic perception and they view the spanish as immoral for going back on the truce which further pushes tensions.
This new ferver and nationalistic attitude leads Queen Elizabeth to fund further expenditions into trade in the New world and somewhat paves the way. She commissions John Hawkins to develop the english Galleon, which is faster and can carry heavier cannons than the spanish counterpart all in an effort to refit the English navy. Faster and more maneuverable and can also fire at a quicker rate which was very important since the spanish had larger crews than the english. The queen issues letters of reprisals to John Hawkins and other sea dogs who become sirs. This allows them to attack spanish ships and plunder as a form of reprisal for the damage done to them, making this her letter of marque basically legal pirates in England the fucking sea dogs 14.Francis Drake 1st voyage (1570-1573) → My guy francis drake sets out to avenge the bullshit that happened at veracruz back in 1568, he has more experience than any of the other sea dogs at the time this is more like a scouting mission they wanna see what fortresses, spanish movements and shit they got going on over there. 2nd Voyage → He teams up with some french huguenots and they take some settlements in panama, this gets them political and economic backing going forward with is great for the boys 3rd voyage → First attack on main is a failure but then they get the idea to attack a peru mule train with huguenots frenchman they plunder 15 ton of silver and gold , silver is buried gold is taken, they spanish manage to get the frenchmen torture him and kill him, drake gets away with the gold and is wealthier still and seen as a hero for attacking the spanish. He believes that the pacific is a good target for plunder with low defenses. 15.Secret Voyage 1577The crown sponsors a secret expedition into the pacific ocean drake sets of to cape verde take some portuguese ships go to brazil and then down around cape horn with 5 ships by the end only 3 remain. They are then separated in a storm and one ship is never heard from again, and then there were 2. The elizabeth makes it up to Chile and awaits for the rendezvous which drake never makes so they just sail home to england.