Podcast – Henry Hudson’s North American Explorations

Greetings, this episode recounts Henry Hudson’s four voyages of Discovery to what is now New York and the Hudson Bay Region Continue reading Podcast – Henry Hudson’s North American Explorations

Sample Chapter – Spanish Explorer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón Lands in South Carolina to Found Colony

The son of Juan Vázquez de Ayllón and Inés de Villalobos, Lucas was native to Toledo, Spain. Ayllón studied law and received instruction in Spanish politics from his city councilman father. In 1502 he accompanied a flotilla of ships that carried the new Spanish governor of Hispaniola, Nicolás de Ovando, to the island. Ovando appointed Ayllón as alcalde mayor with the responsibility to establish order in the gold mining region of the island Continue reading Sample Chapter – Spanish Explorer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón Lands in South Carolina to Found Colony

Sample Chapter – Prince Henry the Navigator- The New World Discoverers

The son of Portuguese King John I and his wife Philippa of Lancaster, Henrique was probably native to Porto, Portugal. King John, Henrique and his brother laid the foundation for the Portuguese Empire in Africa when they captured the Moorish port of Ceuta, which is along the Moroccan Coast on the northwestern coast of Africa. The port had served as a base for pirates that raided Mediterranean Coast capturing people to sell in the African slave market. Continue reading Sample Chapter – Prince Henry the Navigator- The New World Discoverers