25 March 1584 – Elizabeth I gives permission to Walter Raleigh to colonise lands in the New World

On this day in history, 25th March 1584, Queen Elizabeth I granted letters patent to explorer Walter Raleigh (Ralegh) giving him permission to colonise lands owned by indigenous people, as well as those previously taken by Spain. This led to the founding of the colony on Roanoke Island, also known as the Lost Colony.

Find out more about this, and another Elizabethan event, the Vestments Controversy, in this video…

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Lost Colony of Roanoke, here is a video on it:

and you can read more about new archaeological evidence at https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/roanoke-colony-theory-0014417

and here is a video on Walter Raleigh:

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