Setting: Home of Henry the navigator Characters: Henry,His brothers, His Parents
I am Henry.
Henry the Navigator was born in 1394 in Porto, Portugal. He was the third surviving son of King John I and Philippa of Lancaster.
Father, We should attack and conquer the Northern African port city of Cueta.
Setting: The King's Palace Characters: King John and Henry
Yes my son, we take 45,000 soldiers to Cueta and you,your brother and I shall lead
At the Age of 21 years, Henry encouraged his father to attack the city of Cueta. In 1415, he and his brother lead 45,000 troops to Cueta on 200 Portuguese ships.
Setting: Cueta Character: Henry and His brother
We have conquered Cueta,
Yea but it wasn't as a profitable for us as expected.
The attack succeeded, and Ceuta fell under Portuguese control, but it wasn't as profitable for the portuguese empire. But it started the journey for Henry to discover new places.
Setting: Herny's ship in Portugal's ports Character: Henry
After conquering Cueta, Henry became fascinated with Africa, a continent about which the Portuguese knew little. He developed a desire to spread Christianity. And he became aware of Africa’s many resources, which he hoped to exploit for Portugal’s gain.
I must spread Christianity and help Portugal become wealthy.
Setting; Henry's Ship Character: Henry and a bunch of captured African Americans
You guys will definitely bring wealth to Portugal and make us rich.
Henry want to become wealthy through the spice trade as well as the trade in gold from Africa. But his desire for wealth has lead to Portuguese ships began bringing African slaves back to Portugal, and this started the slave trade
Setting: Henry's Death bed Character: Henry
At the time of Henry's death in 1456, the Portuguese had traveled less than halfway down the west coast of Africa. Even though they have gained a lot of wealth, Many kings started new voyages to get more rich.