Settlement and Colonization. Life after Champlain. Overview. European countries are trying to extend their power in the new continent The English and Dutch had colonies on the Atlantic coast, and challenged France and Spain in the Caribbean.
Life after Champlain
5. The expedition went well enough that the King agreed to grant Hudson's Bay Company a charter. Radisson and Des Groseilliers continue with the company until 1674, when they switched back to the French side.
6. Radisson spent the next seven years outwitting the English and taking their furs. The French authorities had not learned their lesson, however: in 1683, they again confiscated Radisson and Des Groseilliers ' ships and 25% of their furs. This was too much for Radisson. He returned to the English, and worked for Hudson's Bay Company until his death.
These are examples from England,
but are very similar to France