Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fact of the Day: Elizabethan California

While most of the middle to western part of the present-day United States belonged eventually to Spain as New Spain, present-day California was also claimed by Sir Francis Drake for Queen Elizabeth I of England, though no real control ever came of it.   

10 comments:

  1. All wanted the sunshine and earth quakes and fires

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  2. I had thought Holland had them. Thanks for your information.

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  3. He took over quite a rather large span of land! The Spanish were just as brutal as us back in the "finding America" days.

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  4. California for Frank Drake, nice one Frank.

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  5. I didn't know that and I'm from California. lol

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  6. I suppose it was too far of a stretch for English colonists to settle in California. No easy way to get from England to there. Good.

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