Drake’s Drum: Magical Protector Of England
By | March 28, 2019
An ancient snare drum said to be haunted by the spirit of Sir Francis Drake is believed to be a magical totem that protects England. People have claimed to hear the mysterious sounds of the drum beating during pivotal times in English history, particularly when the country has been at war. Let’s look at the known history of this relic to understand the enchanting legends of Drake’s Drum.
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake was one of the most notable people from Elizabethan England. As a naval officer, explorer, and navigator, Drake traveled around the Atlantic Ocean, into the Pacific Ocean and up the western coasts of South and North America, making it as far as California. He was the second person in history to circumnavigate the globe, which he did from 1577 to 1580. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth I, Drake even helped lead the English navy in their defeat of the Spanish Armada. Even in his own time, Sir Francis Drake was legendary.