Walter Raleigh Timeline

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  • c. 1552 CE
    Walter Raleigh is born in Devon, England.
  • 1584 CE
    The Amadas-Barlowe expedition explores North America and trades with Native Americans on Roanoke Island.
  • 1585 CE
  • Apr 1585 CE - Jul 1585 CE
    Settlers sail to Virginia in North America to create England's first colony on Roanoke Island.
  • 22 Jul 1587 CE
    A second wave of settlers arrives to form the Roanoke Colony in Virginia, North America.
  • Nov 1591 CE
    Sir Walter Raleigh marries in secret Elizabeth ‘Bess’ Throckmorton.
  • Aug 1592 CE - Sep 1592 CE
    Sir Walter Raleigh is imprisoned in the Tower of London for marrying in secret a lady-in-waiting of Elizabeth I of England.
  • 3 Aug 1592 CE
    A fleet of English ships funded by Sir Walter Raleigh captures the Portuguese treasure ship Madre de Deus.
  • 1595 CE
    Sir Walter Raleigh makes his first unsuccessful attempt to find El Dorado in South America.
  • Jun 1596 CE
    A large English fleet lands and captures the Spanish port of Cadiz.
  • 1603 CE - 1616 CE
    Sir Walter Raleigh is imprisoned in the Tower of London on charges of treason against James I of England.
  • 1614 CE
    Sir Walter Raleigh's 'History of the World' is published.
  • Mar 1617 CE
    Sir Walter Raleigh again attempts to find El Dorado in South America.
  • 29 Oct 1618 CE
    Sir Walter Raleigh is executed at the Tower of London.

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