Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson

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  • Henry Hudson was born in England. He had a talent for navigation and became a commander when he was in his 20s.
  • Hudson got married to a woman named Katherine and they had 3 sons.
  • Henry Hudson, founded by the Muscovy Company, tried to get past the ice to go to Asia but both times, he failed. After failing twice, the Muscovy Company did not fund him again. 
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  • Hudson was then funded by the Dutch to get to Asia. He lied and decided to sail to America instead. He had to return and when he did,  King James I of England was angry at Hudson. 
  • Henry Hudson gained support and eventually sailed the ship, Discovery, to North America in hopes to find a way to Asia. He never found it and most of his crew members betrayed him. 
  • No one knows what happened to Hudson. Hudson had the Hudson Bay and the Hudson Strait named after him along with the Hudson River. The area where he explored in America was settled by the Dutch and became New York City
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