Sir Walter Raleigh tries to settle a colony in America.
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 or 1554 in Hayes Barton, Devonshire; † October 29, 1618 in London, executed) was an English sailor, explorer, soldier, spy, politician, poet and writer and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. His surname is also found in the spellings Rawley, Ralegh and Rawleigh. With the support of wealthy investors he financed several trips to Virginia in order to realize its colonial goals there. As a result of financed from Raleigh expeditions was in 1585 the founding of Roanoke in North Carolina.
Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret Roper, after a painting by John Rogers Herbert 1844
Sir Thomas More and his daughter Margaret
Margaret Roper (1505-1544), born More, was an English translator and the eldest daughter of the English humanist Sir Thomas More. She was considered one of the most educated women in Europe who was in frequent correspondence with Erasmus of Rotterdam. Her most significant achievements were her translations and her publication as an author as the first middle-class women in England.
Catherine Howard. Queen of England. Portrait of Hans Holbein the Younger.
Catherine Howard. Queen of England, fifth wife of King Henry VIII.
Portrait of Hans Holbein the Younger.
Catherine Howard c.1521 – 1542. She was from 1540 until 1541 Queen of England and the fifth wife of King Henry VIII. Henry VIII. and Catherine Howard were married on July 28, 1540 at Oatlands Palace, in Surrey, immediately after the annulment of the marriage with Anne of Cleves.
Edward Tudor; 1537 – 1553, was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty from 1547 to 1553 King of England and Ireland. He was the only legitimate son of Henry VIII. (With his third wife Jane Seymour) and ascended after his death the age of nine to the English throne. Continue reading →
Queen Elisabeth knighting Drake on Board of the Golden Hind at Deptford April 4th 1581.
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE.
Sir Francis Drake (around 1540-1596) was an English privateer and explorer, later vice-admiral and the first England captain who sailed round the world. As a navigator and sailor, he is still regarded as one of the outstanding personalities of the English seafaring. Continue reading →
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