"My country of Hawkins and Drake"

Bust of Sir Francis Drake
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 Admiral Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595) was an English Elizabethan naval commander, shipbuilder and slave trader.

His naval strategy during the Anglo-Spanish War contributed to England's defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) was an English Elizabethan sea captain, pirate, politician and slave trader. In his role as second-in-command of the English fleet, he played a significant role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.