Drake The Pirate - Royal Naval College - Greenwich - London.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 28.979 W 000° 00.525
30U E 707687 N 5707780
Quick Description: Sir Francis Drake- Francis Drake Pirate. Bust in high relief set in roundels, at the first floor level of the Grade-II listed, Old Royal Naval College, Pepys building, in Greenwich, London, Great Britain.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/22/2012 6:32:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMFR8G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member yraMC600
Views: 13

Long Description:
This listing features the bust of the British Naval Sea Captain, Sir Francis Drake, Hero, but not so famous in Great Britain as a Pirate. Located on the front of the Grade-II listed, Old Royal Naval College - Pepys building, in Greenwich, London, Great Britain.

Although he brought back the equivalent of millions, the Queen could not openly sanction the work of the one she called, 'my pirate' after a peace treaty was signed with Spain. The man the Spanish would call, 'The Dragon'. Text Source: (visit link)

"His exploits were legendary, making him a hero to the British but a pirate to the Spaniards to whom he was known as El Draque, Draque being the Spanish pronunciation of "Drake". His name in Latinised form was Franciscus Draco (Francis the Dragon). King Philip II was said to have offered a reward of 20,000 ducats, about £4 million (US$6.5M) by modern standards, for his life." (visit link)

Royal Naval College Pepys Building
43 King William Walk,
Greenwich,, , Greater London Great Britain
SE10 9HT
Site Description: Relief Bust of Drake on a Public Building.

Date of Pirate Activity (Estimated): 1570 - 1596

Reference Web-link or Book Title: http://www.thepiratesrealm.com/Francis%20Drake.html

Site Admission (If needed): Free

Hours Available (If needed):
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Additional Information (optional):
I never knew Sir Francis Drake was a Pirate until I read this site, & saw several listings from other countries classing Drake as a pirate. The Pirate's Realm. Interesting Facts - about Drake the pirate - His capture of the Manila Galleon Cacafuego produced enough treasure to pay off England's debt. He was one of the first to circumnavigate the globe. Source: http://www.thepiratesrealm.com/Francis%20Drake.html


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