Presentation on theme: "Henry Hudson Brianna Belliveau Travis Fraser. Historical Background Henry Hudson was a famed English explorer, taking several voyages to the new world."— Presentation transcript:
Historical Background Henry Hudson was a famed English explorer, taking several voyages to the new world. His first few voyages were intended to find a sea-bound route to Asia over the top of Russia, but ice stopped his progess every time.
More History Hudson's early life is unknown, but it is considered that he was already a skilled sailor before England hired him to find passage to India across the new world. It is generally accepted that he started at sea as a cabin boy at age 16, and slowly worked his way up to captain.
Housing Hudson's ship was named the Halve Maen, meaning “half moon” in English. It was a typical large ship, equipped to hold large amount of people and supplies, as pictured to the left.
Travel Hudson and his crew travelled to many places in the New World, including: Chesapeake New York Iceland Greenland Newfoundland Hudson Bay
Family Life Hudson's family life was extremely limited due to the large amount of travelling he did. When he died on his last voyage, he left behind a widow named Katherine, who sent out many search crews to try to find him, all in vain.
More Family Life Hudson and his wife had a son, Jon, who came with Hudson on his last overseas voyage. During the voyage, Hudson's crew got trapped in James Bay due to ice. Once the ice melted, his crew mutinied and sent Hudson, Jon, and seven loyal crew members out to die in a small boat with no supplies at sea. They were never found.
English Culture during the 1600s There was a great famine in Europe at this time as populations became city-bound for job opportunities. England and other competitors were trying to lay claim to as much land as they could to improve their economy and spread out their growing populations.
More English Culture England hired out many explorers to seek alternative trade routes to Asia. Most ended up in North America, and settled there to make a growing population rich in natural resources. Many traded weapons and manufactured goods in exchange for furs that would sell well in Europe.
English Religion England was almost entirely Catholic during the 1600s, it decided almost everything they did. Many people travelled to the new world to convert the “savage” Aboriginals to their way, mostly in vain.
References Wikipedia Ian Chadwick Halve Maen image Trading image Mercenaries image Abandoned image Henry Hudson image