The Tudor Society

September 26 – Sir Francis Drake returns with treasure and spices

On this day in Tudor history, 26th September 1580, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, explorer Sir Francis Drake landed at the port of Plymouth.

He was returning from his 3-year circumnavigation of the Globe and his ship, The Golden Hind, was laden with treasure and spices.

Let me tell you about his circumnavigation of the Globe, what he brought back, and how the queen rewarded him for his efforts...

You can find out more about Sir Francis Drake's life, death, and the two legends associated with him, in this video:

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