Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – 28 Januar, 1596) wis an English privateer, navigator, naval pioneer, pirate, politeecian, an ceevil ingineer o the Elizabethan period. He wis the first Englishman (an the first chiel on oniething ither than a Spainyie ship) ti gang aw the wey aboot the globe, atween 1577 an 1580. He wis knichtit on his return bi Queen Elizabeth I o Ingland. He wis seicont-in-command o the English fleet that defeatit the Spainyie Armada in 1588.
- "The Safeguard of the Sea; A Naval History of Britain 660-1649", by N.A.M. Rodger, (London, 1997).
- "The defeat of the Spanish Armada", Garett Mattingly, (1959), Pulitzer Prize winner in 1960 – a grand accoont o the defeat o the Spainyie Armada.
- "The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580", by R. Samuel Bawlf, (Douglas & McIntyre, 2003)