As of the start of 1610, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. It has been posited that 1610 marks the beginning of the Anthropocene, or the Age of Man, january 6 – Nossa Senhora da Graça incident – a Portuguese carrack sinks near Nagasaki after fighting Japanese samurai for four nights. January 7 – Galileo Galilei first observes the four Galilean moons of Jupiter, Ganymede, Callisto, Europa and Io, may 14 – François Ravaillac assassinates Henry IV of France. May 24 – Jamestown, Virginia, The temporary Governor, Thomas Gates, issues The Divine, Moral, may 27 – Regicide François Ravaillac is executed by being pulled apart by horses in the Place de Grève, Paris. June 7 – Jamestown, Temporary Governor Gates decides to abandon Jamestown, june 8 – Jamestown, Temporary Governor Gates convoy meets the ships of Governor Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr at Mulberry Island. June 10 – Jamestown, The convoy of temporary Govern
Peter Easton was a pirate in the early 17th century who operated along the Newfoundland coastline between Harbour Grace and Ferryland from 1611 to 1614. Eastons Treasure and the Discovery team will bring him back to life after 400 years, however, he is not as well known as some of the pirates from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Peter Easton who was known by Eston, had been a loyal servant of the English Crown whose ancestors had served in the Crusades. The Eastons also distinguished themselves against the Spanish Armada, Eastons Treasure docudrama will bring to life his stories and folklore. In 1602, Easton was in command of a convoy as a privateer with a commission from Queen Elizabeth I to protect the Newfoundland fishing fleet, during these times, fishing vessels would carry arms and small cannons to protect the valuable cargo of fish from pirates and foreign vessels. Under his commission, he could legally press-gang local fishermen into service for him and he could also at
Henry IV of France
Henry IV, also known by the epithet Good King Henry, was King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first French monarch of the House of Bourbon, baptised as a Catholic but raised in the Protestant faith by his mother Jeanne dAlbret, Queen of Navarre, he inherited the throne of Navarre in 1572 on the death of his mother. As a Huguenot, Henry was involved in the French Wars of Religion, barely escaping assassination in the St. Bartholomews Day massacre, and later led Protestant forces against the royal army. Henry, as Head of the House of Bourbon, was a direct descendant of Louis IX of France. Upon the death of his brother-in-law and distant cousin Henry III of France in 1589 and he initially kept the Protestant faith and had to fight against the Catholic League, which denied that he could wear Frances crown as a Protestant. To obtain mastery over his kingdom, after four years of stalemate, as a pragmatic politician, he displayed an unusual religi
Henry III of France
on his deathbed designating Henry IV of Navarre as his successor in 1589.