It has taken seven episodes, but we come to the conclusion of our series on Christopher Columbus. In this final episode, Columbus begins stranded on the island of Jamaica. He must survive the ordeal, plus orchestrate a rescue for him and his crew. Find out about this – plus we discuss the legacy of perhaps the most famous explorer in history.
Below is a map of Columbus’ fourth voyage.
Resources for this Podcast
Christopher Columbus is one of the most written about explorers. There are many wonderful sources to draw from – and I’ll just share some of the big ones that I have used for this podcast.
Columbus: The Four Voyages by Laurence Bergreen is an excellent biography of Columbus – and one of the more recent.
Admiral of the Ocean Seas: A Life of Christopher Columbus by Samuel Eliot Morison is one of the granddaddies of great explorer biographies. Morison retraced Columbus’ voyages in 1939-40 and wrote this expansive biography of the man.
The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus was one of the most influential books about the navigator. Written in 1828, it is available for free online.
Writings of Christopher Columbus provides a collection of letters written by Columbus that have survived to this day. Available for free online.
Journal of Christopher Columbus details the Admiral’s first voyage. It is available for free online.
All images courtesy of Wikipedia.