Circumnavigation

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Episode 1 of 5

Duration: 1 hour

Explorer Paul Rose reveals the real story behind the first ever circumnavigation of the world.

Ferdinand Magellan set out 500 years ago to find the westward route to the riches of the Spice Islands. But, contrary to popular perception, he never reached them. Rose explains the dramatic sequence of events that led his scurvy-riddled crew to continue around the world without him. The incredible expedition was laced with bloody mutiny and murder, but its achievement was to fundamentally change the lives of the generations that followed, influencing life even today.

Credits

Presenter
Paul Rose
Producer
Chris Bould
Director
Chris Bould
Producer
Jeremy Philips

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