The Europeans and the World -3- (1400-1815)
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The Europeans and the World -3- (1400-1815) - 2011-08-20 12:47:49

Let’s continue our Atlantic journey in the wake of the first adventurers from Europe ... An unusual expedition, consisting mainly of Normans who wanted to stay away from the Hundred Years War... These conquerors and textile merchants/artisans also sought dyes ... Acting on behalf of the Crown of Castile, they seized some islands of the Canaries before encountering a fierce and organized resistance of the indigenous people, the Guanches, entrenched in the rest of the archipelago.