Sir Francis Drake

United States, 1957

Film
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Dramatises the preparation and execution of Sir Francis Drake’s raids on the Pacific coast empire of Spain in America. Illuminates the conflicting parties at Elizabeth I’s court - those wishing to conciliate the mighty Philip II, of Spain, and those who sought to attack his vast empire, seize gold and gain glory. Shows how Drake’s extended raid in the Pacific led to the circumnavigation of the world by his ship, the Golden Hind.

Credits

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

producer

John Barnes

Duration

00:29:12:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1957

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009851

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers

Biographical

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Navigation - History

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Historical films

History → Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596

History → Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603

History → Explorers

History → Historical re-enactments

History → History

History → Navigation - History

History → Philip of Spain

History → World history

People → Biographical films

People → Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596

People → Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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