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24/06/1497 John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England

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John Cabot - Mini Biography

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CANADA EARLY EXPLORERS

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The Life of John Cabot

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Exploding myths around explorer John Cabot with Bristol University's Dr Evan Jones

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John Cabot's Discovery of America

Cabot himself was an Italian. However, he sailed under the commission of Henry VII of England. He was first European who reached North-American coast since the times of Leif Erikson. Exact location of his landing is disputed. Historians have proposed present-day Newfoundland, Cape Breton Island, Labrador or Maine.
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