Political map of North America & the Caribbean 24 June 1497 (John Cabot’s expeditions): Columbus’ discoveries created excitement in Europe and in 1496 Henry VII of England agreed to sponsor another Italian navigator, John Cabot, in his own explorations. Cabot arrived off the coast of Newfoundland (Newfoundland (island)) in 1497, possibly—his voyages are poorly documented—returning to explore the coast of North America the following year, but, like Columbus, was disappointed to find no wealthy Asian kingdoms. Meanwhile, Columbus faced renewed problems in Hispaniola when Roldán led a revolt of Spanish settlers and Taíno against his authority (1497–99) (Francisco Roldán).