Drake-Norris Expedition Timeline

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1540 CE - 1596 CE: Life of the celebrated Elizabethan mariner, privateer and explorer Sir Francis Drake.
 
 
1567 CE - 1568 CE: John Hawkins and Francis Drake lead an expedition to transport slaves from west Africa to the Spanish West Indies. The fleet is attacked at San Juan D'Ulloa.
 
 
1572 CE - 1573 CE: Francis Drake explores Panama.
 
1575 CE: Francis Drake is involved in brutally repressing rebellions in Ireland.
 
 
1577 CE - 1580 CE: Francis Drake circumnavigates the world in his ship the Golden Hind.
 
1581 CE: Elizabeth I of England knights Francis Drake after his circumnavigation of the globe.
 
1585 CE: Martin Frobisher sails as vice-admiral with Sir Francis Drake in an English expedition to raid the Spanish West Indies.
 
1585 CE - 1587 CE: Sir Francis Drake attacks Spanish vessels and ports in the Spanish Main.
 
 
1587 CE: Sir Francis Drake attacks Cadiz.
 
 
1588 CE: Francis Drake sends fireships into the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain.
 
 
1588 CE: The Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain is defeated in its attempt to invade England.
 
 
1588 CE: The English fleet attacks the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain at the Battle of Gravelines, forcing the Spanish to retreat homewards via the Scottish coast.
 
1589 CE: The Drake-Norris Expedition (aka English Armada or Don Antonio Expedition) attacks Lisbon and ships of Philip II of Spain. It is not successful.
 
1595 CE: John Hawkins and Francis Drake lead an unsuccessful expedition against Spanish ships and settlements in Panama and the Caribbean.
 
1596 CE: Sir Francis Drake dies of dysentery at Porto Bello, Panama.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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