Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583) of Devon in England was a half-brother (through his mother) of Sir Walter Raleigh. Adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier, he served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and was a pioneer of English colonization in North America and the Plantations of Ireland.
Read more about Humphrey Gilbert.
Some articles on Humphrey Gilbert:
... In Fire in the Abyss by Stuart Gordon (1983), Humphrey Gilbert is the main character, and is transported four hundred years into the future ... In Philip José Farmer's The Gate of Time (1966), Gilbert is not displaced forward in time but sidewise into an alternate timeline ...
Famous quotes containing the words gilbert and/or humphrey:
“Among them was a Bishop, who
Had lately been appointed to
The balmy isle of Rum-ti-Foo,
And Peter was his name.”
—Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18361911)
“Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.”
—Hubert H. Humphrey (19111978)