The Drake Exploration Society
The world's only generic Drake society
Patron: Sir David Nicholas, CBE
Founder/ Editor: Michael Turner, B.Ed. (Hons)
Resident Historian: Susan Jackson, B.Ed. / B.A
Endorsed by: Drake's Island Project, Plymouth
Aims of the society
To perpetuate the memory of Sir Francis Drake through: constant
archival research; the study of the published primary and secondary
sources; global fieldwork; lectures and publications.
To be consulted by museums and other learned organisations, to
ensure that Drake is accurately represented for all exhibitions and
To be the organisation to address public enquiries and to provide
the official response.
To encourage members to visit Drake's world and thus implement the
practical elements of historical study, both at home and abroad. To
share such knowledge with other members via illustrated articles
published in the Society's journal.
To represent Sir Francis Drake objectively as the personality that
he was and that he be judged within the moral context of his time.
To continue to work harmoniously with the long established Drake
Navigators Guild in California. To build links with other relevant
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