Christopher Columbus – Part 5

In part 5 of our series on Christopher Columbus, the Admiral heads back to the New World. This time, he goes in search of lands that were rumored to be south of his previous discoveries. Columbus would survive the tropical doldrums and a tidal wave while becoming the first Europeans to reach the continent of … Continue reading Christopher Columbus – Part 5

Christopher Columbus – Part 4

In part 4 of our series on Christopher Columbus, we follow the intrepid Genoese mariner as he sets out to find the Asian mainland. He will explore Cuba and Jamaica, before returning to Hispaniola. Back in La Isabella, Columbus will begin a campaign to subjugate the native population. Listen to Christopher Columbus Part 4 online. … Continue reading Christopher Columbus – Part 4

Christopher Columbus – Part 3

In part 3 of our series on Christopher Columbus, the Genoese explorer sets out for the New World on his second voyage. This time, he has 17 ships and 1,200 men. Columbus will reach many new areas of the Caribbean, including Dominica, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, before returning to fortress of La Navidad … Continue reading Christopher Columbus – Part 3

Christopher Columbus – Part 2

In August of 1492, Christopher Columbus set out on what would be the most important voyage of discovery in the history of the world. Columbus' voyage would be the first of four to the New World. Part 2 of our series, covers the events surrounding Columbus' historic voyage - a voyage that will alter the … Continue reading Christopher Columbus – Part 2

Christopher Columbus – Part 1

This is the first part in our series on one of the most famous explorers in history - Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus. In this first part, we examine Columbus' early life, and then his attempts to find a backer for his scheme to sail west - into the unknown - as a way to reach … Continue reading Christopher Columbus – Part 1