Bartolomeu Dias was the first explorer to sail around the tip of Africa. He would be influential on fellow Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama. Dias came about 217 years after Marco Polo and expanded the explorations that were funded by the late Prince Henry … Continue reading Diaz: Voyager of Hope
He had the family, the brains, the money, the idea and the invention! He also rocked a sweet mustache! But what was it about Henry the Navigator that got the Portuguese more excited than watching Ronaldo on a soccer pitch? … Continue reading Prince Henry the Navigator
Who said you can’t mix straight hard gangster rap with political and cultural events unfolding in the 15th Century? YOU CAN! Don’t be jelly! Here is a education comin’ straight from the underground on some of the world’s explorers. Here … Continue reading Age of Exploration Rap
Ay Caramba!! Ever wonder why in South America Brazilians speak Portuguese while pretty much all other nations speak Spanish? No? Ok I will pretend you said YES! This all had to do with the Treaty of Tordessilas of 1494 (00:54 … Continue reading The Treaty of Tordesillas: Why Brazil doesn’t speak Spanish!
SAIL!! ………SAIL!!….. The first European country to sail the vast continent of Africa were the Portuguese. The Portuguese began exploring in the 15th Century when they drove the Muslim forces from their country. The Muslim forces would have entered Portugal … Continue reading The Portuguese Voyages
We know why explorers wanted to explore but we now need to know how they explored! Here we will look at the instruments and inventions used by explorers that made their journey possible. (No in flight movies!! :O) Ships New … Continue reading What made Exploration possible?
The period known as the Renaissance and individuals such as Marco Polo spurred on the desire for exploration but let’s not take them as the only reason. Throughout history there have been many leaders and countries who have been just … Continue reading Why Did Explorations Occur?: The 3 G’s (5 of 5)