A short collection of certain reasons to convince her majesty (Queen Elizabeth of England) to pay for western voyages and the establishment of colonies in the New World.
The passage there and home is neither too long nor too short, but easy, and to be made twice in the year.
We shall be planting there the glory of the gospel, and offer a safe and a sure place to receive people from all parts of the world that are forced to run away from the truth of God’s word.”
– Richard Hakluyt, 1584
Read the passage above.
What is the best inference that can be made about England’s reasons for colonization based on this source?
- A.The New World could bring wealth from gold and other precious metals.
- B.The New World could be a safe haven for those who experienced religious persecution.
- C.England could send criminals and debtors to the New World to work on farms.
- D.The cost and travel time to the New World stopped England from investing in colonization.