Did you ever wonder what made a pirate a pirate?  What made it different from being a privateer?  I looked to answer both of these questions through the interesting life and times of Sir Francis Drake.  Sir Francis Drake has been consistently accused of being a pirate by the Spanish while vehemently defended as being a worthy privateer by the English.  No matter the correct title, one can certainly agree that Drake was the epitome of successful while at sea.  Through this website you will see my exploration of Drake's biography, battle history, and brushes with the law and with glory.  In the end, hopefully my readers will be able to see my point of view as to whether or not Drake is a pirate or privateer while still being able to make a decision of their own.  With all that being said, I hope you enjoy my website!