The Tudor Society

August 29 – Adventurer and mariner Maurice Browne

On this day in Tudor history, 29th August 1583, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, courtier, adventurer and mariner Maurice Browne died.

Browne captained The Swallow and then The Delight on a venture to colonise North America in 1583. Although the expedition saw voyage leader Sir Humphrey Gilbert claiming Newfoundland for the queen, the venture failed. Browne and Gilbert both drowned.

Here are some more facts about Maurice Browne:

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Image: Plaque commemorating Gilbert's founding of the British Empire in St. John's, Newfoundland. Photo by S Maloney.

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