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.
We grow neither better nor worse as we grow old, but more like ourselves.
May Lamberton Becker
The only two Southern state capitals not occuppied by Northern troops during the American Civil War were Austin, Texas and Tallahasse, Florida.