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In 1519, 5 ships left Spain on an economic mission to find a westerly water route to the fabled Spice Islands. Join us as we learn about how the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan, became the Captain General of the Spanish Armada de Molucca!

Show Notes


Bergreen, Laurence. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe. William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. 

Gallup-Diaz, Ignacio. “Ferdinand Magellan, ‘Our One True Guide’: The First Circumnavigation of the Globe.” Penn Museum’s Great Voyages. Penn Museum’s Great Voyages, 6 Nov. 2013, Philadelphia, PA. 

Herrmann, Paul, and Arnold Pomerans. The Great Age of Discovery. Harper, 1958. 

Liulevicius, Vejas Gabriel. “History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration.” The Great Courses. 2015, Knoxville, TN. 

Pigafetta, Antonio, and James Alexander Robertson. Magellan's Voyage Around the World. Clark, 1906. 

Purcell, Julius. “Magellan’s Mission Around the World.” National Geographic History, 2021, pp. 74–89. 

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Meet Chris, Tyler, Zach, and Jerry. They are the HistoryBoiz. They’re going to tell you about historical figures and events and make you laugh at the same time. Drink a cheap beer, and get some history up in you. Like the founding fathers intended.