eft the university of Oxford, to take part in the civil contests between the
1569 to 1575 Huguenots and the Catholics in France, and with the prince of Navarre, afterwards Henry IV., was learning the art of war under the veteran Coligny.
The Protes the pope, which gave to Spain a paramount title to the North American world; and as a prince he sought a counterpoise to France in an intimate Spanish alliance, which he hoped to confirm by the successive marriage of one of his sons after the other its settlements in the New World.
Already four hundred vessels came annually from the harbors of Portugal and Spain, of France and England, to the shores of Newfoundland.
The English were not there in such numbers as other nations, for they still was determined to secure to England those delightful countries
Chap. III.} 1584. Mar. 25. from which the Protestants of France had been expelled.
Having presented a memorial, he readily obtained from Elizabeth a paten
Hakluyt, III. 297—301.