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  • Dec 20 Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia
  • Dec 20 The English colonial expedition to America, consisting of the ships Discovery, Godspeed and Susan Constant, departs Blackwall and will later found Jamestown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 First known performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" before the court of King James I at Whitehall, London

Playwright William Shakespeare
Playwright
William Shakespeare
King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI