Juan Ponce De Leon was a famous explorer, and he was interested in sailing because of his cousin, Christopher Columbus. Juan Ponce De Leon was also neighbors and close friends with Vasco De Gama, he was influenced by two very good explorers which is probably why he turned out to be such a good explorer. Juan joined Columbus on his second journey to the Americas so sailing long distance became easier for
After years of peasantry and disease, Europe was ready for an economic and cultural upturn. The Crusades introduced Europeans of higher education to the culture of Eastern Europe, and as the renaissance swept throughout Europe, it spurred a revival of knowledge and eagerness to know and see more. This newfound philosophy of living to be happy rather than just to survive triggered European exploration to the Western Hemisphere as well as to the nations to the south. Two countries that did exactly this are Portugal and Spain, leaving lasting impacts, some similar and some different, on Africa and the Americas.
In the 15 to 17 century’s during the Age of Exploration, Europeans would explore unknown region of the world. Explorers had different reasons of discovering these places from wanting to go there their whole life to doing it for trade with goods or to make money. One thing all of these explorers have in common is conquering the land they find for themselves or their country. Others may argue they are just explorers and do it for the fun. Some argue they were just merchants trading slaves and goods with other countries around them and some say they are missionary’s trying to convert the native people to their religion.
During the 15th and 16th centuries, leaders of a few European nations sent expeditions out in the hope that explorers would find great wealth and vast undiscovered lands. The Portuguese were the earliest participants in this “Age of Discovery.” Starting in about 1420, Portuguese ships sailed the African coast, carrying spices, gold, slaves and other goods from Africa and Asia to Europe.
King John l and his sons goal was to expand Portugals lands. Henry The Navigator encouraged his father to conquer Ceuta. In 1415, Henry The Navigator assisted in leading an attack on Ceuta with his father and older brothers. Their attack against the Muslims succeeded and Ceuta was under Portuguese control. Henry The Navigator was given the role as Duke of Viseu after their success. He came across new trade routes and wanted to obtain Africa’s resources for Portugal. He also wanted to explore to find the legendary Christian empire of the priest-king PresterJohn which ended up not existing. Henry The Navigator was one of the initiators of the Age of Discovery, he was not a Navigator but he did sponsor many explorations. Henry The Navigator was addressed as the governor of the Algarve. He was able to bring in lots of money and many of his sponsorships and explorations began after he started his school of navigation. He sponsored many explorations along the west coast of Africa. Henry The Navigator is said to possibly be a founder of the Atlantic slave trade. In 1441, two men captured many Africans and Portugal became very involved in slave trading. Henry The Navigator became wealthy from this trading system. In 1445, he sent a navigator named Alvise da Cadamosto on an expedition in west Africa in 1456. He sailed up The Gambia River to the Gene River and tried to trade with the Africans, but did not succeed. In 1458, Henry The Navigator sent Diogo Gomes on an expedition that reached Cape Palmas. Henry The Navigator died the same year the expedition returned in 1460. Portugal had become a strong sea coping nation with extraordinary income from sea trading routes because of Henry The Navigator. He later was interested in Africa which the Portuguese didn 't know much
Beginning in the late 1400’s, many different European explorers started to look for new trade routes in the Eastern Hemisphere in order to gain economic and religious power. The Portuguese exploration along the West African coast led to the creation of the
Prince Henry The Navigator created a school for sailors and educated the explorers who made voyages in search of trade routes.
Patrick Henry saw that the only way was to fight the British so that the colonies and England can both achieve peace, and he was willing to lay down his life for it.
Columbus day is a celebration of the discovery of a new world that grew to be the one of the most powerful countries in the world. Columbus never gave up when trying to get funding to sail to across the Atlantic. He traveled back and forth multiple time is his determination to create a wealthy colony. Though, like every person, had a flaw, and that was that he was a man of his time. Yet, he was also one of the most motivated and independent people of his time. Columbus day should be celebrated at Highland Park High School because it is honoring the determination that lead to the discovery of the New World.
Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia on May 29, 1736 (Biography.com). His father was a Scotland immigrant, and his mother from the line a Virginia gentry ( Biography.com). His father served in the colony as a Justice of The Peace (“Henry, Patrick”). At age 15, he ran a store for his father to fail to succeed (“Henry,Patrick”).
At first, Henry VII cared nothing for Columbus and his ideas. But then, Columbus returned from one of his voyages with gold pieces and some natives. Upon seeing these treasures, Henry realized that if he seized this territory, all those riches could be his. And being the king of a huge nation, this was something he was interested in. the idea of wealth and power was too much for a man like Henry VII to resist, and that made him give in to the ideas of
Throughout his reign, Henry VII attempted and was partially successful in strengthening royal finances. He aimed to have a stronger financial base that would give him power and strength if there was a rebellion, and also to create a stable treasury for his dynasty. Henry was a rapacious and miserly character who went to many lengths in order to increase the annual income of the royals, so that they could be comparable to that of France and Spain who at the time were making a significant amount more than England. When Henry came to the throne he realised the limitations of the Exchequer to administrate crown finances and began to restore the use of the Chamber system. He was able to strengthen royal finances by implementing methods of Ordinary
From the commencement of Henry VII’s reign, it was vital that Henry established his dynasty, by securing his position on the throne, and one interpretation shown in Source 2 is that Henry’s control over finance proved a great aid in not only gaining financial power, but in gaining political power. However some historians have come to refer to Henry as the ‘miserly’ king due to his expenditure, as shown in Source 1, which, when analysing this source can be viewed as an unrepresentative and unconvincing interpretation.
During the late 15th and early 16th centuries, people began to explore the worlds oceans like never before. They were in search of many things, trade, faster routes to Asia, and places to grow their crops. Christopher Columbus is obviously the most famous of these explorers, but there is another explorer who isn’t as famous but is just as important in the history of exploration; Ferdinand Magellan. He was very important in the progress of exploration. There were many things these men accomplished on their journeys, Columbus found an entirely new world that the easterners had no idea even existed. Albeit he was searching for a faster route to India but nonetheless he found
Edward II was born on April 25, 1284. He was born at Caernafon Castle in Wales. On July 7, 1307, when his father, Edward I died, he became a new king. In history Edward II is known as someone who had been spending most of his time as a young man in gambling and luxury. He also loved music and dancing and he enjoyed in watching plays, as Gaveston mentioned in Marlowe’s play: