|Edward, Mary and Elizabeth|
During Elizabeth I’s reign m England began to look to America. The Spanish already had their colonies in South and Central America and stealing gold from their ships was an English national sport! This rivalry culminated in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
But the English wanted colonies too, and they started to explore North America. Sir Walter Raleigh established one, and called it Virginia after The Virgin Queen, Queen Elizabeth I. She was called The Virgin Queen because she never married. Later, in 1607, the first settlement , Jamestown, was established.
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