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Portrait Miniature of Sir Francis Drake painted in 1581 by the limner Nicholas Hilliard (1547–1619). Image source: by way of: (control stripe prevents illicit reproduction, etc.)
Latin: Ætatis Suæ 42 A[n]no D[omi]ni 1581
English: In the forty-second year of his age, in the Year of the Lord 1581


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