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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elizabeth, Queen of England (search)
address to the Queen, entreated her to choose a husband, so as to secure a Protestant succession to the crown. She returned an evasive answer. She gave encouragement to several suitors, after she rejected Philip, among them Archduke Charles of Austria, the Duke of Anjou, and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. The latter remained her favorite until his death in 1588. During the greater part of Elizabeth's reign, Cecil, Lord Burleigh, was her prime minister. For more than twenty years from 1564 England was at peace with foreign nations, and enjoyed great prosperity. Because of the opposite interests in religion, and possibly because of matrimonial affairs, Elizabeth and Philip of Spain were mutually hostile, and in 1588 the latter sent the invincible Armada for the invasion of England. It consisted of over 130 vessels and 30,000 men. It was defeated and dispersed (Aug. 8), and in a gale more than fifty of the Spanish ships were wrecked. On the death of Leicester the Queen showed
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawkins, Sir John 1520-1595 (search)
Hawkins, Sir John 1520-1595 Naval officer; born in Plymouth, England, in 1520; carried a cargo of 300 slaves from Guinea in 1562, and sold them in Cuba. In 1564 he attempted to capture and enslave a whole town near Sierra Leone, and narrowly escaped being captured himself and sold into slavery. Hawkins was filled with the most pious reflections at his escape, and in his narrative (which is the first English narrative of American adventure printed) he says: God, who worketh all things for the best, would not have it so, and by Him we escaped without danger. His name be praised for it. His second cargo of slaves he sold in Venezuela and elsewhere. In this second voyage he coasted the peninsula of Florida, and gives a fairly detailed account of it in his narrative. He made a third voyage in 1568, and in spite of the King of Spain's prohibition, sold his cargoes of slaves to advantage. In the port of San Juan de Ulloa he met a Spanish fleet much stronger than his own. He made
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Laudonniere, Rene Goulaine de 1562-1586 (search)
Laudonniere, Rene Goulaine de 1562-1586 Colonist; born in France; first came to America in 1562 with the Huguenot colony under Ribault. In the spring of 1564 he was sent by Coligni with three ships to assist the first colony, but finding the Ribault settlement abandoned, went to Florida and built Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River. In the onslaught made upon the French colony by the Spaniards, Sept. 21, 1565, Laudonniere escaped. He wrote a history of the Florida enterprise, and died in France after 1586.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vigne, Charles de La 1530- (search)
Vigne, Charles de La 1530- Soldier; born in France, presumably in 1530: was a member of Ribaut's expedition to Florida. in 1562; and aided in constructing Fort Caroline in 1564. Later he proved a faithful supporter of the governor against the movement to destroy the colony. When the fort was captured by Menendez de Aviles on the night of Sept. 20, 1565, he was one of the first of its defenders to be killed. He was the author of a narrative concerning the French colony in Florida. which was later published under the title of Copy of a letter coming from Florida in Henry Ternaux-Compans's Collection of narratives on Florida.