Sir Francis Drake (1540 –1596)

Sir Francis Drake (1540 –1596) was a English explorer, sea captain, privateer, naval officer, and politician. Drake wrote a letter to Rev. John Foxe and made this comment concerning England:

“God may be glorified, His church, our Queen and country preserved, the enemies of truth vanquished; that we might have continued peace in Israel. Our enemies are many but our protector commandeth the whole earth.”