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Atlantic Britain14:101.Early Atlantic BritainA.John Cabot: not an Englishman, venetian; in the employ of Henry VII, discovers Newfoundland; less interest in England than say France or Spain of establishing colonies in the New WorldB.16thcentury foci: trade and piracy: the Atlantic is there for trade and piracy; English have been involved in trade in West Africa, very involved in the slave trade of West Africa; interested in mythical northwest passage to Asia; trying to find the route in the 16thcentury, Frobischer is the most famous of these, Sir Francis Drake; privateering = piracy; about preying on the Spanish and their goods from the New World; this is hundreds of vessels trying to track down these Spanish ships; range from merchant types to aristocrats, cross class endeavor to steal from the Spanish; piracy establishes first reason for colonies in the new world; Elizabeth is on board to establish a naval base to help the privateers, place to launch attacks into the Caribbean; 1604 James charters the Virginia company 2.Who was going and why?

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