Module 6 Overview: Exploration Under Henry IV

In this Module, we see the playing out of the Edict of Nantes with respect to freedom of Huguenot nobles to travel and trade, with the King’s blessing.


Because there is so much to write about the two major investors in Acadia and New France, there are two lessons each on the Huguenots, Pierre Du Gua de Monts and Samuel de Champlain.


What most Canadians do not know is that without Du Gua there would be no Champlain. Du Gua invested the finances to keep Champlain and his small colony in New France.


Champlain invested his time and bridge-building abilities to build trust with the Natives because he needed their help to explore the land and to map out the area, while still looking for the passage to India.


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