Sir Francis was born in England in 1540 and he was a bold and brilliant sailor who worked for Queen Elizabeth 1. The Queen asked him to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Drake started to sail south west on the Atlantic Ocean. He went through the Magellan strait at the bottom of South America and out into the Pacific Ocean. He sailed up the coast of the Americas, stopping in at California.
Three years later Drake and his crew returned to England with treasure and spices for his Queen.