Elizabethan Forays

This map shows that the English were interested in finding routes to the Orient - either a North-West Passage or a North-East Passage. The Portuguese had discovered their route to the Orient through the Indian Ocean and the Spanish had established a longer route via the 'New World'. England attempted to find its own route but with only limited success at first.


Armed Forces | Art and Culture | Articles | Biographies | Colonies | Discussion | Glossary | Home | Library | Links | Map Room | Sources and Media | Science and Technology | Search | Student Zone | Timelines | TV & Film | Wargames

by Stephen Luscombe