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12After enduring all the Pacific Ocean had to offer, dehydration, scurvy, and lack of food Magellan and crew pressed on and were now in search of the Spice Islands.13Magellan set his sights toward the Philippines, where he thought he won his first alliance for Spain in the Pacific, however he was killed in a fight by people of a nearby Island before he was able to get back to Spain or even reach the Spice Islands. After Magellan’s death, only two ships remained, these two ships managed to reach the Spice Islands without theirprofound leader.14The Victoria was the only one of Magellan’s vessels to make it back to Spain with only 18 surviving. 15With 164 men and 5 ships like Magellan, Sir Francis Drake set off on his voyage in 1577 that intended to go around South America, through the Strait of Magellan to see what there is beyond.16By summer of 1578 Drake entered the Strait of Magellan, due to separation and lack 11 Bradford, Ernle, and Felipe Fernández-Armesto. "Sir Francis Drake." Encyclopædia Britannica.12 Domingues, Francisco Contente, and Mairin Mitchell. "Ferdinand Magellan." Encyclopædia Britannica. November13 "Ferdinand Magellan." Princeton University. Accessed January 22, 2018. .14 "Ferdinand Magellan." Princeton University. Accessed January 22, 2018. .15 Domingues, Francisco Contente, and Mairin Mitchell. "Ferdinand Magellan." Encyclopædia Britannica. November16 "Sir Francis Drake." Princeton University. Accessed January 20, 2018. .
4of need, Drake’s flag ship, that he renamed the Golden Hind, was the only ship to make it into the Pacific.17Bitter cold weather defeated the members of Drakes crew and forced him anchor near what is now known as San Francisco to allow the crew to get well. He then set his sights on the Spice Islands in 1579, once he arrived he was welcomed by native people, unlike Magellan’s crew, and was welcomed to buy spices to take back to the Queen.18As it was time to set his sights home after achieving all he set out to do in September 1580, his ship made sights with Plymouth Harbour with only 56 crew members remaining, the vessel was loaded with treasure hehad seized from Spaniards and tons of spices.19Queen Elizabeth herself declared Sir Francis Drake to be a Knight.20Both Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake had extremely successful careers. They were esteemed captains and two of the first explorers to circumnavigate the globe. They brought