BUCKLAND ABBEY - Home of Sir Francis Drake
Buckland Abbey is the former home of Sir Francis Drake, son of Plymouth, Devon, who was a privateer (licensed pirate) in the reign of Elizabeth 1. He is best known for his part in defeating the Spanish Armada in 1588 but not before he had disobeyed orders and captured a Spanish galleon for booty. He also circumnavigated the globe and also laid claim to California for England naming in New Albion. There is a legend that if England is ever in danger, Drake's drum should be played and Drake will return to defend his country. Buckland Abbey is now a National Trust property to preserve its heritage. The sculptures are part of a temporary exhibition by the artist Andrew Logan.
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