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Raleigh Ventures off to the New World

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Sir Walter Raleigh became a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I.  Having sailed to the "New World" - a place which would later be known as "America" - Raleigh had visions of an English empire. 

The Queen gave him a charter, granting him the right to explore.

To honor his Queen, Raleigh named his main area of exploration "Virginia."  Once a British colony, and now a U.S. state, the name has stuck for all these centuries.

This artist's interpretation of Raleigh depicts him as he is about to embark on a journey to the New World.  The illustration was created by T. H. Robinson and is included (as the frontispiece) in The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh (published in 1906) by Margaret Duncan Kelly.

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Image, described above, online courtesy Main Lesson.

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