Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

2/1/2011

The Flemish Influence On Henry Hudson

Recently I spotted an article by a Mr. James Kaplan entitled “Henry Hudson: The Failed Entrepeneur Who Founded New York”. Mr. Kaplan’s article follows the common, albeit mistaken, presumption that Henry Hudson is the underappreciated genius behind the settlement of New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Further, the article follows contemporary Anglo-American scholarship in ignoring the direct and overwhelming contribution of the Flemish emigres to the conception, financing, and exploitation of Henry Hudson’s “discovery” of New York. for more click here

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