This episode mixes in the history of the unsettled affairs in Europe and how a very famous pirate or should I say privateer got involved. Francis Drake is just getting his feet wet with the fight against the Spanish control of the wealth coming out of the Indies and beyond.
Sir Francis Drake
Sir John Hawkins
the Pelican, later renamed the Golden Hind
Nombre de Dios bay
Port of Nombre de Dios
Map of Cartagena 1586
Sketch of Cartagena
Note location of Nombre de Dios, Chagres and Cartagena being the Spanish Main in the Gulf of Darien.