1984 Roanoke Voyages Block Of 4 20c Postage Stamps - Sc# 2093 - MNH, OG - CW34b
The Roanoke Voyages were attempts by Sir Walter Raleigh, under his 1584 patent from Queen Elizabeth I, to establish an English colony in the New World on the coast of present-day North Carolina between 1584 and 1590. The first of these voyages was led by two explorers in Raleigh's employ, Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe. On 25 Mar. 1584 Raleigh received a charter from the queen to explore and settle "remote heathen and barbarous lands." Less than a month later, on 27 April, Amadas and Barlowe set out on two ships for the coast of America. They surveyed the Outer Banks and sounds, learning from the local Indians they met that the area was known as "Wingandacoa." After approximately six weeks of discovery and trade, they returned to England with two of the inhabitants of Wingandacoa, the Roanoke Wanchese and the Croatoan Manteo. Barlowe's glowing report of the newly explored land encouraged Raleigh to attempt a settlement the next year.
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