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Drake, Sir Francis, (1540-1596), Knight, pirate, sea captain and explorer

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Surname: Drake
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Francis
Gender: Male
Date: 1540-1596
Title: Knight
Biography: ODNB link for Drake, Sir Francis (? 1540-1596) Knight Circumnavigator and Admiral
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P163018 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P8454 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir Francis Drake
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
papers (18 items)
Buckland Abbey
See Annual Report of the Friends of the Nat Libraries 1962
1577: abstract of voyage
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1587: account of his final voyage by Robert Leng
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See British Library index of manuscripts
1587: letter to Lord Burghley rel to the preparations for the invasion of England
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
NRA 38887 Forster
misc letters and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
misc papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
will, dated 30th May 1588 (the day he set sail against the Armada)
Karpeles Manuscript Library
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)