20. Columbus’ First Journey

After years of trying, Columbus had finally secured funding to set off across the Atlantic. What happened next is known to almost everyone in Western world. Columbus reached the Americas and began the process of European colonisation.

The details of his journey however, are rather less known and this episode tells its story. Along the way he will face storms, hostile foreign governments, natives and insubordination from his crew.

A map of Columbus’ voyage. Image via https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Columbus_first_voyage.jpg

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