Undoubtedly the most renowned seaman of the Elizabeth Age, Drake was sent by Queen Elizabeth I as a privateer to the America's and knighted for his achievement as the the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.
The Victorian era was one of the most remarkable in British history, seeing huge advances in medicine and education alongside the birth of the Empire. It was also a time when harsh working conditions and desperate poverty blighted the lives of the majority of the people in the country.
Rumours of Royal infidelity didn't begin with Prince Charles: even the Queen and Prince Philip were forced to deny problems early in their marriage. Accusations of marital misbehaviour has dogged the Royal family for generations.