Chapter 1: Westward the Course . Elizabeth I leads the rise of . E.N.G.L.A.N.D. Chapter 1: Westward the Course . E . Queen Elizabeth I threw her support behind expedition and colonization attempts by Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Hugh Willoughby.
Elizabeth supports exploration
New Roanoke colony fails
Golden Hind harasses Spanish ships
Lands claimed in N. America
Navy commands the seas