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Lost Colony of Roanoke: How People Vanished?

The Lost Colony of Roanoke: In the 1580s, Sir Walter Raleigh got permission to found a colony in the New World. More than 100 people signed on, only to find themselves in dire conditions. Their leader, Governor John White, was sent back to England for help. He returned 3 years later but found the settlement deserted. His men could not find any trace of the 117 colonists, nor was there any sign of a battle. The only clue was the word CROATOAN carved into a post and CRO carved into a nearby…

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Sir Walter Raleigh, one of Elizabeth's favorites. A fascinating man, to say the least.

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Is this Walter Raleigh’s 'lost colony' drawn in invisible ink? Clue to 400-year-old mystery discovered in map of North America

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Walter Raleigh (1554 – 29 October 1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer.He financed and later led expeditions to the Americas and is given credit for being the first to introduce both tobacco and potatoes to Britain, although this is probably incorrect.

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Egypt: the Nile delta and the history of the Pharaohs, from the notes of Sir Walter Raleigh, made during his imprisonment in the Tower of London, ca. 1603 - 1616

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A mural in the restaurant of New York’s Warwick Hotel, showing Queen Elizabeth I of England and her subject Sir Walter Raleigh. Mural by Dean Cornwell, 1938.

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Raleigh County Historical Marker, West Virginia. SIR WALTER RALEIGH PLANTED THE FIRST ENGLISH COLONY IN AMERICA.

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