Tudor Sailors

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Tudor Sailors

Tudor Sailors - The Age of Exploration
The great Tudor Age of Exploration was at first dominated by the Portuguese and the Spanish but during the Elizabethan era of the Tudors sailors and explorers such as the great Sir Francis Drake (1542-1596), Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618), Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1539-1583), Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), Sir Richard Grenville (1541-1591) and Sir Martin Frobisher (1535-1594) emerged. The Tudor sailors sought opportunities to acquire wealth, fame and power in distant lands following the lead of the Spanish and Portuguese sailors of the Tudor era.

The Motives of the Tudor Sailors
The motives of the Tudor sailors to undertake the dangerous voyages of discovery were:

  • The crusading spirit of adventurers and explorers
  • Commercial Motives - The acquisition of new lands and spices, precious stones, drugs, perfumes, gums, dyes and various woods
  • New technology such as the compass were introduced which would guide the Tudor Sailors across the waters of the world enabling Tudor sailors to find their bearing in the fog
  • Improvements in Navigation such as Astrolabes for calculating latitudes, the Telescope, Charts and Maps,  Cross-staffs which were used to measure the angle of the Sun or a star above the horizon, Nocturnals and Quadrants for measuring and timekeeping and Almanacs which forecast precisely where the the sun, moon, planets and navigational stars would be hour by hour and for years in the future

The Names of Famous Tudor Sailors
The names of the most famous Tudor Sailors are as follows:

Tudor Sailors
English

Tudor Sailors
Spanish

Tudor Sailors
European

Sir Francis Drake
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Humphrey Gilbert
Sir Richard Grenville
Sir John Hawkins
Sir Martin Frobisher
Sir Richard Hawkins
John Cabot
Sebastian Cabot
Henry Hudson

 

Christopher Columbus
Francisco Pizarro
Amerigo Vespucci
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Juan Ponce de Leon
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Hernando De Soto
Hernando Cortes
Cabeza de Vaca
Panfilo de Narvaez
Fray Marcos de Niza
Alonso Alvarez de Pineda
Juan de Onate
Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

 
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco da Gama
Bartholomeu Dias
Pedro Alvares Cabral
Gaspar Corte Real
Miguel Corte Real
Giovanni da Verrazzano
Jacques Cartier
Jacques Marquette
Samuel de Champlain
Marco Polo

 

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Tudor Sailors

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