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Sebastian Cabot-Born in 1474?, this English explorer, mapmaker, and navigator worked closely with both kings of Spain and England. He was a skilled mapmaker for KIng Henry VIII and as a captain for King Ferdinand of Spain. He searched for a water route across the North of Asia. On this voyage, he made a successful trade agreement with Russia on this voyage.

Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh was an english adventurer, writer, and noble. After growing close to Elizabeth 1 during his time in his time in the army, Raleigh was knighted in 1585 and became captain of the guard. He was born in 1554, Hayes Barton, near Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England and he died October 29, 1618, London. After Elizabeth's death in 1603 , Raliegh was implicted as a enemy of her succesor , James 1 , and given death sentence. The sentence was commuted, and Raleigh was freed to lead an expedition to the New World , but its failure sealed his fate.

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The English were the first Europeans to settle in South Carolina. Their settlement, Charles Town, prospered and is known today as Charleston.

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Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. He carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, and made his first voyage to the Americas at age 23. Drake left Plymouth on May 24, 1572, with 73 men to capture Nombre de Dios. He was know as a hero to the English and a pirate to the Spanish, who called him El Draque, meaning "the dragon". He accompanied Sir John Hawkins in making the third English slave-trading expeditions, making fortunes.

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The English came to North America to escape Religious Persecution and practice their religion freely.


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