From: Lawrence Chen
Time: 12:22:39 AM
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Lawrence Chen Mr. Cutler History 67 tue&thu 8:40-10:00am 1/26/00
Who was Richard Hakluyt and what was he so eager for England to do? Who were Walter Raghly (Raleigh) and "kinge Phillippe" and why were they so important?
Richard Hakluyt was a writer from England who wrote about the New World. He interviewed sailors and captains such as Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Raleigh. From their tales and encounters with the New World Richard Hakluyt wrote a book promoting the colonization of the New World. Though he never saw the New World he only spoke of Prosperity and gain in the New World. In Hakluyt’s account there were no losers, only gainers. He kept alive a destiny that would have never been fulfilled if not had it been for his book “The Principal Navigations, Voyages, and Discoveries of the English Nation (1589)”. His tales of prosperity in the New World lured the interests of the English in setting out for the New World. Hakluyt wanted England to expand into the New World. Walter Raleigh was a very important man in making Hakluyt’s dream come true. He was the first to have colonization in the New World. Though Queen Elizabeth did not support Raleigh financially she did however encourage his expeditions. Sir Walter Raleigh did however manage to raise some funds to claim the land in the New World granted to him by the Queen herself, which he in return named Virginia in honor of his Virgin Queen Elizabeth. Though his efforts in colonization was a failure it was the beginning of the New World for England. King Philip II on the other hand was the match that ignited England’s hunger for expansion. He united Portugal and Spain in order to set out to destroy the Queen and her Protestant ways. His efforts with his Spanish Armada however failed. And with England’s victory over King Philip’s Armada England took it as a sign of prosperity.