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What jobs did the European explorers have?

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June 28, 2017 10:47AM

It varied: several were sea captains, but a lot of explorers were selected by the King from the members of his Court. Their qualifications were often only the facts that they were nobles, trusted by the king and considered by him to have the necessary get-up-and-go and leadership qualities.