John Cabot

John Cabot

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  •                   John Cabot was born in the city of Genoa, Italy in 1450.            As a young child, he was overwhelmed by his passion for the sea.
  • A child has been born, his name is Giovanni!
  • At eleven years old, John and his family moved to Venice. Venice was a far more interesting city for young John, as there were many sailors trading stories.
  • What an interesting city!
  • The storm was quite the danger
  • Indubitably
  • In the late 1480s, John became a veteran seaman, and cartographer. As well, he had become a captain of his own vessel.
  • Get working before I fire you!
  •                John had moved to Bristol, England in 1484 with his wife and three sons.
  • Father, can I join you on your next voyage?
  • It is much to dangerous for a young boy! You mustn't come
  • John received a fleet of ships from merchants and a royal charter from King Henry Vll
  • Your Highness, I request from you a royal charter to explore a water route to Asia.
  • I grant this charter, claim the land for England and report back to me.
  • John Cabot set sail to test out his route to Asia but stumbled across Newfoundland.
  • Land Ho!
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