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1

Who completed the first circumnavigation between 1577-1580?

Sir Francis Drake

2

Who was given permission to explore the new americas 1584?

Sir Walter Raleigh

3

What does colonise mean?

To take ownership of land

4

Why was exploration possible?

Technology was better - ships were designed better due to triangular lateen sail
Defences - better weapons like cannons

5

How did exploration bring England wealth?

Raiding Spanish ships brought riches
Trading systems established new silks, spices,
African slave trade brought individuals wealth like John Hawkins

6

What did exploration allow England to gain ( 3 things)

Wealth, power, territory