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Question created: Gomez Eanes de Zurara was commissioned to write a biography of the life and slave-trading work of Prince Henry. In his biography he wrote a book that contains the information of their trading. Give an example from the book of what was going on at the time?
Answer Created: The Cronicles of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea begins the recorded history of slavery. In 1444 six caravels carrying 240 captives were put to auction by Prince Henry, who turned this auction into a spectacle to show the Portuguese had joined the European league of serious slave-traders of African people. Zurara explained to the Portuguese that their African slave-trading was a venture as missionary expeditions.