"An exploration narrative of the highest order: the bestselling author of Over the Edge of the World brings alive the extraordinary life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history-as a pirate raiding Spanish galleons, as the first explorer to successfully circumnavigate the globe, and as a naval hero who defeated the Spanish Armada and reshaped the global order"-- Provided by publisher.
Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603.
Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- Tudors, 1485-1603.
Privateering -- History -- 16th century.
Voyages around the world -- History -- 16th century.
Large type books.