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Legends of Loudoun Harrison Williams

Legends of Loudoun

Harrison Williams

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ISBN : 9781506141558
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320 pages
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[...]should have her share of that fabulous new world and its treasure. So deeply planted and so greatly grew this determination that it eventually became a part of Englands public policy and in June, 1578, the great Elizabeth, with her eyes on theMore[...]should have her share of that fabulous new world and its treasure. So deeply planted and so greatly grew this determination that it eventually became a part of Englands public policy and in June, 1578, the great Elizabeth, with her eyes on the American coast, issued letters patent to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, and after Gilberts death reissued them on the 25th March, 1584, to his half-brother Sir Walter Raleigh, to discover, have, hold and occupy forever, such remote heathern and barbarous lands, countries and territories not actually possessed by any Christian prince, nor inhabited by Christian people. As by its terms the new grant was to continue but for the space of six yeares and no more, it was clear that advantage of its provisions should be taken with promptness- and Raleigh was not a man given to delay or indecision. He had been making his preparations- hardly more than a month elapsed before an expedition of two ships captained by Philip Amidas and Arthur Barlow set sail from England, bound for America. On the 4th of the following July, having landed on an island off the coast of the present Carolinas, these men raised the English flag and formally declared the sovereignty of England and its Queen. They brought home with them such glowing accounts of their[...].