Henry VII commissions the Cabots to discover new lands

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Historical Context Note

Henry VII commissioned John and Sebastian Cabot to discover new lands, supplying them with letters patent that allowed them to travel wherever they wished with attain supplies 'at their own proper costs and charges'.
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Editors. "Henry VII commissions the Cabots to discover new lands". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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