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The Establishment of the British Empire

ON 5TH AUGUST 1583, QUEEN ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND WAS HERE PROCLAIMED SOVEREIGN OF NEWFOUNDLAND BY HUMPHREY GILBERT, WHO HAD LEFT CAWSAND BAY IN PLYMOUTH SOUND ON 11TH JUNE. THIS WAS THE FIRST ACT IN ...


ON 5TH AUGUST 1583, QUEEN ELIZABETH
I OF ENGLAND WAS HERE PROCLAIMED
SOVEREIGN OF NEWFOUNDLAND BY
HUMPHREY GILBERT, WHO HAD LEFT
CAWSAND BAY IN PLYMOUTH SOUND ON
11TH JUNE.

THIS WAS THE FIRST ACT IN THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

THIS PLAQUE, COMMEMORATING THE
400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EVENT, WAS
UNVEILED ON 5TH AUGUST 1983, BY
COUNCILLOR DEREK MITCHELL, LORD
MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH, IN
THE PRESENCE OF HIS WORSHIP JOHN
MURPHY, MAYOR OF ST. JOHN'S AND THE
HONOURABLE A. BRİAN PECKFORD, P. C.,
М.Н.A. PREMIER OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND
LABRADOR.

Submitted by @lukequinton

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