Tales of Tudor Travel: The Explorer's Handbook
Documentary. A remarkable travel guide compiled from first-hand records of Tudor seafarers in the 16th century.
A remarkable travel guide compiled from first-hand records of Tudor seafarers in the 16th century.
Professor Nandini Das explores Hakluyt's Principal Navigations, which records accounts of ventures in search of lucrative spices and dyes. It is a prototype for today's travel guides with advice, warnings, descriptions of remarkable people and a list of vocabulary to converse with foreigners. It became a book that all English seafarers kept on board ship. But the descriptions of encounters with foreigners also lay the foundations for later colonialism and conquest.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Executive Producer||Debbie Christie|