May 15, 2010

Bartholomew Gosnold

(Wikipedia) Bartholomew Gosnold (1572 – August 22, 1607) was an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer, instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, and Jamestown, Virginia. He is considered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) to be the "prime mover of the colonization of Virginia." Gosnold also led the first recorded European expedition to visit Cape Cod, on May 15, 1602. Continued

Image: Albert Bierstadt's 1858 painting: "Gosnold at Cuttyhunk, 1602"