Young Francis Drake

Most pictures of Drake are from when he was rich and famous. This Isaac Oliver picture shows him in his early 30s at the time that he would have been most active in fighting against the Spanish and before he could afford all the luxuries and latest fashions which he is generally shown wearing.

Explorers | Francis Drake

Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames

by Stephen Luscombe