Francis Drake – Part 4 – War in the Pacific

In part 4 in our series, Francis Drake will lead his fleet into the Strait of Magellan. After surviving more than 50 days of storms, he will then proceed to attack Spanish shipping on the western coast of the Americas - capturing the greatest prize in English history. Listen to this episode online. Download this … Continue reading Francis Drake – Part 4 – War in the Pacific

Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River – Part 1

In part 1 of our latest podcast, Francisco de Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro head over the Andes in search of El Dorado - the City of Gold. Instead, the two conquistadors only find hardship and death. While Pizarro will attempt a torturous return over the Andes, Orellana will strike out east on a 4,000 mile journey down … Continue reading Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River – Part 1