Best Answer

The jury is still out on this, there are three main contenders for the honour, the most likely being Sir John Hawkins, 2nd favourite is Richard Grenville, and the outsider/longshot is Sir Francis Drake.

Notice that Sir Walter Raleigh's name is not among those above after many years being touted as the person who brought tobacco to Britain, his name has now been dropped from the idea, however, he is the person who popularised the habit in Queen Elizabeth's court.

When?, it is thought mid 16th century.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-01-06 16:27:41
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Who introduced Tobacco into Britain and when?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Who introduced tobacco to the UK?

Sir Walter Raleigh is said to have introduced tobacco to the UK.

Who introduced tobacco to India?


Who introduced tobacco to Virginia?

Indians (Natives)

Who introduced chillies and tobacco in India?


Who introduced tobacco into virgina?

John Rolfe

Who introduced tobacco in India?

If you mean as in a form for smoking, it was introduced by Portuguese traders in AD 1600. The same traders introduced seeds (in the 1700's) which were the basis for the beginning of tobacco farming.

Who brought tobacco into Britain?

Back in the early 1600's, colonists in Jamestown began to plant a type of tobacco that was introduced to them by the Native Americans. That tobacco had an extremely bad taste to it and was unsuitable as a cash crop. A few years later, a man, named John Rolfe introduced a type of tobacco from the Trinity (in the Caribbean) which thrived at Jamestown. That tobacco also had a better taste to it, making it a good cash crop. The colony traded the tobacco primarily with England for other supplies necessary to the survival of the colony.

Who introduced tobacco to England?

Sir Walter Raleigh

Who introduced the raising and curing of tobacco?

John Rolfe

Who introduced the raising of tobacco to Jamestown?

John Rolfe

Who introduced tobacco to the Europeans?

North American natives.

English settler who introduced tobacco?

John Rolfe

Who was the Virginia settler who introduced tobacco?

John Rolfe

Chillies and tobacco were introduced into india by?


What goods did john Hawkins discovered?

John Hawkins is credited with introducing the Triangular Trade to Britain's colonial empire. He also introduced potatoes and tobacco to the British Isles.

Which British sailor introduced the potato to great Britain?

Introduced into Britain by Sir Frances Drake in 1580

When did Britain get tobacco of the slave trade?


What has the author A A Erskine written?

A. A Erskine has written: 'Tobacco growing in Great Britain and Ireland' -- subject(s): Tobacco, Great Britain, Ireland

What did John Rolfe introduce?

He introduced tobacco to the New World.

Who was the English settler introduced tobacco to Virginia?

John Rolfe

When was chess brought to Britain?

Chess was introduced into Britain in 1066.

Who was responsible for introducing tobacco to Virginia?

The Native American's introduced tobacco to the colonies in Virginia. John Rolfe was the first of the colonist to learn how to cultivate tobacco.

When was tobacco introduced to Virginia?

They started growing Tobacco in 1612 but they did not get a final product that could be exported until 1617.

In 1777 tobacco exported from the Us to Great Britain?

Due to the tension between the United States and Great Britain tobacco was no longer exported from the US to this country in 1777. Instead Great Britain found that Australia had the ability to grow tobacco and export it to the country.

Jamestown was known for what crop?

Tobacco saved it. John Rolf introduced tobacco to the colony and because of it tobacco was grown everywhere it could be planted and was used as money.