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French Huguenot Myth Busted. Who Really Founded Fort Caroline in Florida?

French Huguenot Myth Busted. Who Really Founded Fort Caroline in Florida?

Contrary to popular belief French Huguenot, Jean Ribault was not the founder of Fort Caroline near present-day Jacksonville, Florida. It was in fact Ribault’s second in command, the courageous René Goulaine de Laudonnière. In 1564 our man Jean Ribault was locked away in the Tower of London and couldn’t make the return journey to re-supply […]