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A Month of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories – Newfoundland

Newfoundland Newfoundland has strong claims to be the longest serving British Empire colony. Evidence exists that fishermen knew of the existence of Newfoundland and her rich fishing ground before Columbus formally discovered it in 1492. Newfoundland was claimed by John Cabot for England and for the Crown in 1497. It was reclaimed by Sir Humphrey […]