18. The Iberians – Part 2

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Having looked at the general history, this episode we hone in on the events that led up to the discovery of the Americas. We cover the war of Castilian succession and why it was so important for the future of the Americas – despite the fact that they had not been ‘discovered’ yet. Along the way we will encounter family feuding, incest and scheming which would make Game of Thrones look tame.

The Portuguese city of Porto. Located in the country’s north, before the reconquista was completed, this city was an important stronghold for the Portuguese counts and kings.