24. Portugal makes an entrance

The Idyllic Brazilian coastline – similar to what the Portuguese would have encountered on this trip

Over the last few episodes we have been busy looking at Spanish activity in the Caribbean, but Portugal’s activities have hardly been mentioned. Today we follow them as they make their first visit in the new world.

The story includes first contact with the native Tupi people of Brazil, a great storm that will kill hundreds of people, and the naming of the American continent.

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