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John Cabot: A Man of the Renaissance

John Cabot: A Man of the Renaissance by Morten Parker, National Film Board of Canada

John Cabot A Man of the RenaissanceMade by the National Film Board of Canada in 1964, this short film documents John Cabot’s quest to discover a westward route across the sea to the Orient in 15th-century Europe. The resulting story is one that explores the geography of the Renaissance world as well as its social and intellectual character.

Directed by Morten Parker

Cast: Ivor Barry, Powys Thomas and John Vernon

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See also: Letter shows another late medieval expedition to Canada

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