Prince Henry The Navigator

Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal encouraged Portugese sailors to go out and explore the unkown lands (lands apart from Europe). But what was his motivation for doing this?

Why?

  • He wanted to find the legendary Kingdom Of Prester John
  • He wanted to convert the heathens and continue the crusade against the Muslims
  • He wanted to boost Portugals wealth by controling the Gold Coast this was the Gulf of Guinea and it's surrounding lands.

    So know we know what his motivations were but how did he help?

    How?