Francis Drake Quotes (4 quotes)
“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.”
Letter to Sir Francis Walsingham, from off Cape Sagres, Portugal (17 May 1587)
In 1587. As quoted in: Considerations Touching a War with Spain (1629) by Francis Bacon
“The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty but to have a slave of his own.”
―Richard Francis Burton
The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (1885) When it was the Three Hundred and Sixtieth Night, footnote
“I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”
A Portrait of Elizabeth I, in the words of the Queen and her contemporaries (1980 edition), Barnes & Noble
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFrancis Drake
Died: January 28, 1596 (aged 56)
Bio: Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He also carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580.