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In 1505, Magellan and his brother were assigned to a Portuguese fleet headed for India. The story of North American exploration spans an entire millennium andinvolves a wide array of European powers and uniquely American characters. In 1513 he joined the enormous 500-ship, 15,000-soldier force sent by King Manuel to Morocco to challenge the Moroccan governor who refused to pay its yearly tribute to the Portuguese empire. The Portuguese easily overwhelmed the Moroccan forces, and Magellan stayed on in Morocco.
James Cook FRS (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy. He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
His family soon (1) (move) to another village,called Great Ayton, where Cook .
His family soon (1) (move) to another village,called Great Ayton, where Cook(2) (spend) most of his childhood. As a teenager James Cook(3) (develop) a fascination for the sea and(4) (travel) to Whitby where he(5) (find) employment on a coal ship. While he (6) (serve)in the Royal Navy during the Seven Years War(1756-1763), Cook(7) (have) the command of the ship. Once the war(8) (end),Cook(9) (take) command of the vessel Grenville and (10) (go) to Newfoundland to survey the coasts there. Cook(13) (send) details to the Royal Society,England’s leading scientific organization, and(14) (win) their attention.
His books are alike removed from theold-fashioned and familiar class of. .Hismother, Lady Reed, was the youngest daughter of Mr Edward Baines,Member of Parliament for Leeds.
His books are alike removed from theold-fashioned and familiar class of boys' stories, which, meaning well,generally baffled their own purpose by attempting to administer moralityand doctrine on what Reed called the "powder-in-jam" principle-aprocess apt to spoil the jam, yet make "the powder" no less nauseous;or, on the other hand, the class of book that dealt. Talbot Reed came of a right good English stock, both on his father's andhis mother's side.
3 Land speculation in East Florida. 4 Scottish trade network. He and his partner Roger Kelsall bought many of their goods through John Gordon in Charleston and merchant Basil Cowper in Savannah Gordon served as president of the Charles Town St. Cecilia Society, an organization formed to support the performance of musical recitals, including the hiring of musicians.