“His name was a terror to the French, Spaniard, Portugal and Indians… In his imperfections, he was ambitious for honour, inconstant in amity, and greatly affected to popularity.” Who is being described by Elizabethan historian Edmund Howes (1607-1631)?

Answer: Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), English privateer and naval captain.

Source: Sir Francis Drake by Peter Whitfield

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