John Cabot Mystery

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  • John Cabot Mysterious End
  • A ship lost
  • John Cabot Voyage
  • In May 1498, John Cabot departed from Bristol with five ships and a crew of 300 men. The ships carried ample provisions and small samplings of cloth, lace points and other "trifles," suggesting an expectation of fostering trade with indigenous people.
  • Established Settlement
  • En route, one ship became disabled and sailed to Ireland, while the other four ships continued on. From this point, there is only speculation as to the fate of the voyage and John Cabot. For many years, it was believed that the ships were lost at sea
  • John Cabot Claimed island
  • More recently, however, documents have emerged that place Cabot in England in 1500, laying speculation that he and his crew actually survived the voyage
  • John Cabot Life
  • Historians have also found evidence to suggest that Cabot's expedition explored the eastern Canadian coast, and that a priest accompanying the expedition might have established a Christian settlement in Newfoundland.
  • What can be said with some certainty is that John Cabot claimed North America for England, setting the course for England's rise to power in the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Be with his family and eventually die.
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