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The Golden Hind

Golden Hind London

The Golden Hind will be part of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee flotilla down the Thames, what impact did Drakes voyage have on the nation just over 430 years ago?

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List of first settler surnames Jamestown

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series American Migration

Is your surname in the list of first settler surnames Jamestown? Many Americans have roots that stretch deep down under the Atlantic ocean and pop up in the UK. Read on to discover if your family name was included in the list of first settlers in Jamestown. Much has been written about the intrepid first…

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How did the Jamestown colony survive?

Jamestown
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series American Migration

How did the Jamestown Colonists survive? They went in search of finding their fortunes, full of hope and ambition. The reality was much harsher and more difficult than they could have imagined. Find out here how they survive their rials and tribulations.

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Captain John Smith C17th Capitalist?

The name of Captain John Smith, is, in the minds of many British people intrinsically linked to ‘Pocahontas’ , his native American saviour. Beyond this connection though, his writings on the settlement of Virginia are quite vigorous and erudite and he could be judged as having a very positive influence on how the New England…

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Captain James Cook Mariner Navigator born 1728 Yorkshire

Where was Capt James Cook born in 1728 and what led to his distinguished naval career pioneering navigation…did your relatives know him, was your family connected and did any of your family sail with him on his famous expeditions, see our series of James Cook posts…

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