In 1492 the first European explorers set foot on North American soil. It had been home to Native Americans for thousands of years, but Europeans called it the New World. Throughout the 15th and 16th Centuries, the Netherlands, Britain, France and Spain attempted to colonize America. The British Empire had most success, but eventually some of their colonies became too successful, fought for independence and turned into the United States of America. Click an icon to find out more.
Daniel is a history geek who has written about all periods of history during his student days from Tokugawa Japan to the American revolution to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
As an illustrator and writer he combines history with a fun and intriguing graphical style. Now he presents a book series for children who have a curiosity about the world around them and its rich past, in the form of his new series 'Simple History'.
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