Event Summary

Sir Walter Raleigh plants Roanoke Island colony

Date

July 1585

Description

English exploratory undertaking to "Virginia" promoted by Sir Walter Raleigh; Tyger and six other ships to Roanoke Island, behind Carolina Outer Banks; Sir Richard Grenville in charge of the expedition; passage is a follow-up to the earlier one of the year earlier, led by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe; colony loses contact with English suppliers in 1588; found deserted in 1590

Lecture

Exploration/Discovery

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

221