England also sent out explorers to find new land and wealth in the New World. In 1497, King Henry VI sent a captain by the name of John Cabot to attempt to find the New World that Columbus had recently discovered.
Cabot explored Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New England, and claimed these lands for Great Britain. It would be nearly 100 years, however, before England was able to establish permanent colonies.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Roman coins have been dug up in America, suggesting that perhaps the Vikings or Columbus weren''t the first Europeans to visit the New World. The coins were found in locations as far afield as Texas, Venezuela and Maine.