Sir Francis Drake leaves for the West Indies as a privateer (41 words)

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Context

Sir Francis Drake leaves for the West Indies as a privateer. On his voyage, he attacks the Spanish city of Vigo and then crosses the Atlantic attack San Domingo in the Caribbean, returning to England in July of the following year.

Citation:
Editors. "Sir Francis Drake leaves for the West Indies as a privateer". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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