Beaufort ~ The French Struggle to Settle North America at Santa Elena History Center

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Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, England, France, and Spain struggled to establish permanent settlements in North America. Most of their attempts failed, but each country finally achieved success. It would take France 67 years and 5 failed attempts at settlement before Québec was founded in 1608. During those 67 years they would endure many hardships and disappointments as well as a humiliating defeat in Florida at the hands of the Spanish.
The co-author of The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608 will delve into the French attempts at starting a permanent settlement in Canada and the Southeastern United States and discuss how they finally achieved success.
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