The English crown dynasty.
Bartolomeo Dias discovers a new route to Africa, passing through the southern tip of Africa.
Funded by the Spanish Crown, Columbus embarks on a journey to discover a new route to the East Indies.
Pope divided the world into 2 parts, the western part belonging to Spain while the eastern to Portugal.
Brings spices, makes enormous wealth. Encourages more merchants in sailing to India.
Divided the Christian church in Europe into various sects, including the Anglicans and Lutherans.
England navy, proves to be superior to Spanish, allowing for its military leadership.
Major Event! First significant contact between Europeans and Americans.
First Spanish colony in Florida
First attempts to establish a colony in North America by the English. It will fail.
First English colony in North America