Exploration Biography and Timeline
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 of Exploration
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 English Explorers