British writer and explorer who promoted the protection and preservation of ancient Egyptian sites
Privateer and notable explorer most remembered as the leader of the expedition to Virginia in 1606 and the establishment of the Jamestown Colony
He effectively ended Spanish dominance over the seas and the New World, allowing England to become a global empire.
English captain and navigator who discovered the Hudson River, Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay and sailed through parts of the Arctic on his search for a Northwest Passage to China
British navigator and explorer who explored the Pacific Ocean and several islands in this region. He is credited as the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands.
He was a leading maritime explorer of Australia. He named the continent and produced the most accurate early atlas of the geography
British explorer who sponsored the first attempt to found a permanent English settlement at Roanoke Island, and later sought to find the legendary city of El Dorado.