Portugal began the Age of Discovery with a century-long campaign to find a direct sea-route to India. In this episode we discuss the who, what, why, and when of this Portuguese contribution.
A few brief announcements. First off, episodes will now be uploaded at a pace of 1 per every week and a half – two weeks. To compensate, episodes will be longer, more in depth, and recommended reading will be provided. Also, we will do away with the chapter system and go to a simple system of numbering the podcast. Also, a shoutout to Jamie Redfern!
This is it! We’re done our introductory podcasts! Today we talk about Elizabeth’s war with Spain and the Irish. Next week we are on hiatus – and after that, we turn our attention to American colonization!