First English colony attempt in Newfoundland fails

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Historical Context Note

Sir Humphrey Gilbert attempts unsuccessfully to establish an English colony in Newfoundland. On 9th September, in the course of the voyage home to Britain, he drowns in turbulent seas, with the loss of his ship The Squirrel.

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Editors. "First English colony attempt in Newfoundland fails". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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