Francis Drake – Part 2 – Terror of the Spanish Main

In part 2 of our series on Francis Drake, we cover the three expeditions Drake led to the Caribbean. The three voyages would make Drake one of the most hated men in the Spanish Empire - and a hero in England. The final voyage will conclude with Drake's daring attack on the Spanish Treasure Caravan … Continue reading Francis Drake – Part 2 – Terror of the Spanish Main

Zheng He and the Chinese Treasure Fleet

Explorers latest episode takes a look at the legendary Chinese Treasure Fleet - and the man who commanded the fleet, Zheng He - which sailed the waters of southern Asia in the early 15th century. The Treasure Fleet consisted of hundreds of vessels - some more than 400 feet long. Over the course of about … Continue reading Zheng He and the Chinese Treasure Fleet