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Bartholomew Gosnold

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Bartholomew Gosnold

Person  Male  Born 1571  Died 22/8/1607

Categories: Exploring

Countries: USA

Explorer. Born in Grundisburgh, Suffolk. He led the first recorded European expedition to Cape Cod, and is considered to be the prime mover in the colonisation of Virginia. He captained the 'Godspeed', one of three ships in the 1606 expedition which founded Jamestown. The picture of him is a forensic reconstruction from his supposed skeleton.

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