Age Of Discovery Analysis

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The Age of Discovery is an important time period in our history. Whether we claim heritage from the western world or the eastern world, the European Age of Discovery had impacted just about everyone in the world at some point in time. Though this period in time was sparked by the ideas of Portuguese and Spanish navigators, it is important to remember that just because the Catholic Church sanctioned these two countries to govern two halves of the world that non-Catholic countries will not abide by these rules. We see that after the Spanish and Portuguese royalty start their voyages on the Atlantic, the British and the French soon follow.
In Account of the Voyage of John Cabot to America, the author, Raimondo Soncino recounts the life of John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) - an ambitious Italian
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This is important to remember because it is quite precise and is important to be understood in historical analysis. Not only was it quite precise in describing what part of the world belonged to the crowns of Spain and Portugal but quite literally left out the fact that other countries in Europe existed and did not consider the fact that these countries would later join in on the Age of Discovery and would not abide by the rules agreed upon between the Spanish and Portuguese mediated by the Pope at the time. The Treaty at Tordesillas was so precise that it was precautious of any event of discovery or travel in Portuguese or Spanish waters. According to the agreement between the Spanish and Portuguese crowns, "should [a crew] discover any mainlands or islands in the region pertaining [to the crowns of either country], such mainlands or islands shall pertain to and belong forever to the said [King and Queen of Castile, León, Aragón, etc. or King of Portugal and the Algarves]" (Avalon

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