1584 CEThe Amadas-Barlowe expedition explores North America and trades with Native Americans on Roanoke Island.
Apr 1585 CE - Jul 1585 CESettlers sail to Virginia in North America to create England's first colony on Roanoke Island.
Jun 1586 CEThe settlers in England's first colony on Roanoke Island return home for lack of provisions.
22 Jul 1587 CEA second wave of settlers arrives to form the Roanoke Colony in Virginia, North America.
Aug 1590 CEA relief expedition to Roanoke Colony finds no trace of the colonists.
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