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Why did so many Elizabethan sailors risk long and dangerous voyages overseas?

Elizabethan shipsWhy did so many Elizabethan adventurers risk long voyages overseas at a time when circumnavigating the globe was statistically riskier than modern day space travel?

This enquiry (probably 2 lessons) helps your students understand the driving factors behind the voyages of discovery, trade and privateering that were undertaken in the Elizabethan era.

Richard Hakluyt was the most enthusiastic advocate of overseas discovery and settlement in the Elizabethan period.

Your students use their findings to write a persuasive appeal to England’s potential ‘sea-dogs’ than even Hakluyt would be proud of.

 

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