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Sir Francis Drake
These pages are focused on Sir Francis Drake, and in particular on his
"Famous Voyage" - the circumnavigation of the world in the sixteenth
century, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
The Famous Voyage was a mystery before it began; only a handful of the
men who set out from England on the Golden Hind in 1577 had any idea of the
journey's original destination, and perhaps not even Francis Drake had
an inkling of how long a path they would eventually follow. The
mystery continued after the voyage ended; secrecy fostered confusion
and, as will be seen on these pages, the confusion persists to this day.
Author's Note: Some of this material is adapted from or relates to
my yet-unpublished book Francis Drake in Nova
Albion - The Mystery Restored, in which these and neighboring
thickets are explored much more deeply than on these few web pages.
Thus there may be references here not fully explained, or answers missing
their questions. Also lacking here is documentation, provided in the book
by 782 endnotes. - Oliver Seeler
Nova Albion Research
Copyright 1995 - 2001 by Oliver Seeler
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