26 сентября 1580 года завершилось второе в мире кругосветное путешествие

The Golden Hind captained by Francis Drake anchored at Plymouth. The controversial explorer became the first captain in history who did not just start, like Magellan before him, but completed a circumnavigation of the world. But no, his reputation was actually clear: Francis Drake is often seen as a pirate and for a good reason – the plunder from the expedition was worth over one million Pounds Sterling. Neither his reputation nor the protests of the Spanish Ambassador swayed Queen Elizabeth I – she knighted the pirate. However, there were also good things about Drake’s trip around the world, for he was responsible for the spread of potatoes in Europe, which earned him a monument in Germany. Officials of the Spanish colonies benefited from his raid especially: they blamed everything they stole on him.