In my humble opinion, the best explorer in the late 15th/16th century was Sir Francis Drake. Not only was he the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, but his voyages helped create a more accurate picture of the world, which can help us greatly and helped the Tudors in England at the time, who only argued that the world was flat and did not know all the countries present, whom Drake saw and studied himself through his voyages. Also he founded the first English colony in the new world, which was the Roanoke Island off the coast of the Carolinas, who he picked up from the unsuccessful colonists at the time. As well as this, he beat the Spanish armada, although he had some bad relations with the country, which was the only negative thought I had thought of, even though nearly every sailor had bad relations to other people, you are bound to. Francis Drake had a lot of experience, especially at a young age when he was a sailor, which tells us that he knew and studied navigation at sea. Finally, he trained his civilised men in the art of broadside, which was a very successful formation. This is just an introduction of who I am going to be writing about, so read on because you might want to have a second thought about Francis Drake if you don’t entirely agree.
Sir Francis Drake was considered to be a hero, both physically and mentally during the Elizabethan era. Captain, Navigator and Politician Sir Francis Drake went through life with unexpected goals being achieved. With many disappointments and tragedies coming and going, Drake still continued his journey and made his homeland proud. In Drake’s early years he participated in piracy and expeditions. Drake soon got bigger responsibilities when Queen Elizabeth selected him to head an expedition to sail around the world. After much success and a return to England it wasn’t long before he had a new fight on his hands. He was appointed Vice Admiral of the navy that began