The lesson on the Age of Discovery presents information on the surge of sea exploration that occurred between 1400 and 1600. The accompanying... for Teachers for Schools for Working Scholars for ... Age of Exploration in the 1400's The Portuguese had begun exploring the coast of Africa as early as 1418, under the leadership of Prince Henry the Navigator. Much of the spices and goods that flowed into Europe were controlled by Italian monopolies, a situation the Portuguese hoped to bypass.
France and the Age of Exploration Up to the eve of the explosion of European exploratory and colonizing activity, France had been embroiled in the enervating Hundred Years' War (1337-1453). That series of conflicts started in a quarrel over the succession to the French throne; Edward III of England had made a claim. Timeline of Christopher Columbus's life | Age of Exploration timeline activity THE LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS Christopher Columbus was born in the seafaring Toggle navigation Create a Storyboard