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The Age of Exploration

The Age of Exploration

History – Junior Cert

Quick Notes

The Age of Exploration


  • In 1400 travel was very limited – little was known beyond coastlines, roads were poor, ships could not sail into the wind or navigate accurately and many people were afraid of the unknown, thinking the earth was flat or the seas were full of monsters
  • All this starts to change during the 15th Century – for the following reasons:
  • (1) Stories of great wealth to the east by the 14th Century explorer Marco Polo inspire...

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