Saturday, May 25, 2024

Question: Which U.S. state was once claimed for England and called Nova Albion?

Answer: During his circumnavigation of the world, English seaman Francis Drake anchored just north of present-day San Francisco, California, and claimed the territory for Queen Elizabeth I. Calling the land “Nova Albion,” Drake remained on the California coast for a month making repairs to his ship, the Golden Hind, and preparing for his westward crossing of the Pacific Ocean.