"the great Sir Francis"

Sir Francis Drake, by Nicholas Hilliard
Public DomainSir Francis Drake, by Nicholas Hilliard
  Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) was an English sailor, explorer and politician.  His daring exploits include circumnavigating the globe (the second man and first Englishman to do so), the pre-emptive strike on Cadiz harbour that delayed Spain's attempted invasion of England by a year, and leading the English to victory against the Spanish Armada.