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In 1577, Sir Francis Drake set off for the Americas. His real goal was to sail around the world. He managed to navigate the globe in his ship, the Golden Hind, returning to England in 1580.
On April 27, 1584, Captain Philip Amadas and Captain Arthur Barlowe set sail and commanded the two barks that made the first English Voyage to Roanoke Island. On their way back to England, they brought with them two Indians Wanchese and Manteo.
In April of 1534, Jacques Cartier lead his first voyage to North America from Saint Malo. When he reached Newfoundland, Cartier sailed inland, going 1,000 miles up the St. Lawrence River. Named Canada “Kanata.” This voyage lasted 137 days.
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-age-of-exploration.htm Horwitz, Tony. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World . New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
There were countless scientists of the Elizabethan Era and they all contributed to our modern-day life and knowledge.
The amazing inventions and discoveries that all the genius inventors and scientists of that time made have helped and continue helping us because of the quality and great range of help the invention or discovery provides for us.
The great explorers of the Age of Exploration have been very brave and valiant for all their journeys and voyages that helped us discover more about the continents of the world.