Henry the Navigator
This series explores the life and discoveries of Prince Henry of Portugal – more commonly known as Henry the Navigator. While Henry did not actually do any exploring – he was a supporter of maritime exploration and innovation in the 15th century – and one of the most important figures in the Age of Discovery.
Andrés de Urdaneta and the Manila Galleons
In 1565, Andrés de Urdaneta would successfully cross the Pacific Ocean – going from the Far East to New Spain. This would open up a west-to-east trade route between Asia and the Americas. For over 200 years, this route would be plied by the famed Manila Galleons – great ships bringing the treasures of Asia to the west in exchange for the silver of Peru and Mexico.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the Conquest of Everest
In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay would be the first men to step foot on the top of the highest place in the world, Mount Everest. This series takes us through that remarkable journey. Each man will have a unique and fascinating background before their lives converge into one of the 20th century’s greatest feats of exploration and adventure.
George Mallory and Assault on Everest
In this 4-part series, follow pioneering British mountaineer George Mallory on three expeditions as he and his companions try and become the first men to scale the highest peak in the world – Mount Everest.
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