Exploration and Discovery

Exploration and Discovery

History – Junior Cert

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Exploration and Discovery

Travel did not take place before 1400 because, roads were bad, ships were weak and dangerous and could not sail against the wind and navigational instruments were poor.  There were a large number of kings and princes willing to sponsor voyages of explorations to find this new route.  Missionaries also wished to spread the Catholic religion.  Caravels were new ships developed around this time and they were a combina...

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