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.

Episodes

Henry the Navigator – Part 1

In part 1 of our series on Prince Henry, we look at his early life, including his victory at Ceuta, and the discoveries of the Madeira Islands and the Azores – as well as his support for exploration in Africa and the Atlantic.

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Maps

The World of Henry the Navigator circa 1430
Iberian Kingdoms circa 1400 (source)


Resources