The European ‘Age of Discovery’ occurred over three centuries from c.1350–1650, as European states began to explore the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. It was a gradual process but also included periods of rapid expansion. It had a dramatic impact on Europe, and on those populations Europeans encountered. Millions of indigenouspeople perished due to diseases introduced, and plants, animals and a multitude of goods were distributed across the globe with implications for many of today’s economies and societies.
AQA 1B Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1469–1598
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