Secret of Drake hoax revealed after 70 years

The last secret of one of the greatest historical hoaxes in the history of the West has finally been revealed — it was a joke pulled on an eminent UC Berkeley professor by members of E Clampus Vitus, which describes itself as either a historical drinking society or a drinking historical society. It involves the mysterious Plate of Brasse supposedly left by Sir Francis Drake in Marin County 424 years ago when he claimed what he called New Albion for England

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