Exploration Biography and
A biography, timeline, facts, pictures and information has been included
about the most famous Explorers and their explorations who made such
momentous voyages during the Age of Exploration. For specific facts and
information about the colonization of America please refer to our
Colonial America website.
The Elizabethan Age of Exploration
The Elizabethan Age of Exploration.
Many motives prompted the Age of exploration including Scientific curiosity, bred
of the Renaissance spirit of free inquiry, the crusading spirit in which
Europeans thrilled at the thought of spreading Christianity among heathen
peoples. And the opportunities to acquire wealth, fame and power. The
scientific improvements in Navigation during the Age of Exploration.
The Elizabethan Explorers during the Age
The Elizabethan Times saw
the emergence of the bravest and skilful English seamen who
revelled in the Renaissance Age of Exploration. New discoveries
could bring untold riches in terms of gold and silver and spices
- the Elizabethan explorers were searching for adventure, glory
and wealth offered during the Age of Exploration. The Greatest
English Explorers of the Age of Exploration were Sir Francis
Drake , Sir Walter Raleigh , Sir Humphrey Gilbert , Sir John
Hawkins , Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Martin Frobisher