Francis Drake is born
Queen Elizabeth 1st outlaws Catholic worship,making England a Protestant country.
Francis Drake now knows how to navigate the seas and how to work a ship
John Hawkins launch the English slave trade with kidnapping raids on the African coast
Drake returned to England with a fortune in gold, silver, pearls, sugar, ginger, and animal hides
Drake captains a ship on a slave raid and eventually deserts Hawkins in the Caribbean.
Drake marries Mary Newman.
English spies uncovered a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth
Drake returns to England from the sea
Drake commands his first raiding expedition to the Caribbean.
Drake plus his men build a fort in the new world
Drake departs Plymouth with two small ships 1572
Drake is injured after a failed attempt to raid the Spanish. Both of his younger brothers John and Joseph die.
Approx. May 10, 1572
Drake returns to England
With help from Africans and the French, Drake steals a fortune in gold and silver from Spanish in Panama
Drake finds Nuno De Silva a very skilled man when it came to the sea. So Drake recruited him as a guide in the unknown water.
Drake wants revenge on Catholic faith in Spain
Drake finished planning out a bold scheme into action
Drake sails around the world, raiding the Spanish in South America along the way.
Drake sailed from Plymouth with the queen's blessing
Approx. December 13, 1577
Drake's fleet reached the coast of North Africa
Approx. December 25, 1577
Drake kills Thomas Doughty after he accuses Drake's brother Thomas of sealing loot.
Three weather beaten ships sailed into the waterway
Drake's ship reaches an island off the coast of modern-day Chile
Approx. November 25, 1578
Drake's took his ship into the harbor at the South American town of Valparaiso
Approx. December 5, 1578
Drake captured a ship off the coast of Costa Rica
Drake was cruising off the coast of modern-day Ecuador when he spotted a big Spanish ship in the distance. At 9p.m. he and his men went up against the Spanish but Drake forced them to surrender.
Approx. May 1, 1579
Drake sailed into Plymouth Sound
Approx. September 26, 1580
Queen Elizabeth I knights Drake
Drake needed more vessels to guard against raids on Spanish shipping.
Drake sets out for another expedition to the Americas
Drake dispatched to the New World with a fleet of more than 20 ships
Approx. September 1585
Starving English colonists in Roanoke are rescued by Drake's ship
Drake attacks Santo Domingo during a failed raid in the Caribbean
A frustrated Francis Drake started to head back for England
King Philip gave orders to begin preparing a huge fleet the Spanish Armada
Drake returned to Plymouth
Drake launches a successful attack on the Spanish and Portuguese coasts, delaying the Armada's invasion by one year
Drake heads out for Spain
April 2 1587
Drake arrived at the Spanish port of Cadiz
April 19 1587
Drake serves as vice admiral during the English defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Drake and Hawkins sailed from Plymouth Sound with a fleet of 27 ships
August 28, 1595
Hawkins dies after becoming ill
November 12 1595
Drake dies in the Caribbean after a failed attempt to seize Panama from the Spanish.