Editors. "Francis Drake sees the Pacific". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Francis Drake sees the Pacific (56 words)
Historical Context Note
The crew of the Golden Hind, captained by Francis Drake, become the first Britons to see the Pacific Ocean. On their circumnavigation of the globe, they had sailed down the Atlantic coast of South America, and reached the Pacific through the narrow Strait of Magellan, so named for the Portuguese sailor who had navigated it in 1520.15153 Francis Drake sees the Pacific 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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