Member Blogs > Tavistock BooksWhy California Isn't Called "Nova Albion"

  • Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:12:00    Permalink
    On June 17, 1579, Francis Drake claimed California for England. He anchored his ship, the Golden Hind, just north of present-day San Francisco and named the new territory “Nova Albion.” But despite Drake’s claim in the name of Queen Elizabeth I, he was not the first European to explore California. Drake Lays Claim to California […]

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