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Trade and exploration weren’t high on the royal agenda until the reign of Edward VI. After that, the Crown and the merchant community keenly backed voyages. Here are some of the most important voyages of the era:

  • 1553: Hugh Willoughby and Richard Chancellor seek a North East passage

  • 1562–1563: John Hawkins’ first slaving voyage

  • 1564: John Hawkins’ second voyage.

  • 1568: Hawkins’ third voyage – San Juan d’Ulloa

  • 1576: Martin Frobisher reaches Meta Incognita – Baffin Land

  • 1577–1580: Francis Drake sails round the world. Columbus, you were right – it’s round!

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Professor David Loades is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wales and has taught history at universities including St Andrews and Durham. He has written many books on the Tudor period and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Mei Trow is a history tutor, lecturer and author who has written numerous historical books on topics ranging from Jack the Ripper to Boudicca. His recent TV work includes Ancient Discoveries and Spartacus for The History Channel.

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