He renewed his visit the next year for the sole purpose of obtaining information. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Citation Information. Elizabeth commissioned Drake to lead an exhibition against the Spanish colonies on the Pacific coast of America.
It was illegal in English law to capture people and transport them, but in those days it was perceived as ok if they were slaves, non-protestants or criminals!
First Expedition Drake's first expedition was with John Hawkins.
His circumnavigation of the world led to increased knowledge of its geography. When they got to the coast, the boats were gone.