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The First Circumnavigators: Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery

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The First Circumnavigators: Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery

Tim Parks

Prior histories of the first Spanish mariners to circumnavigate the globe in the sixteenth century have focused on Ferdinand Magellan and the other illustrious leaders of these daring expeditions. This book is the first to concentrate on the hitherto anonymous sailors, slaves, adventurers, and soldiers who manned the ships. The book contends that these initial transglobal voyages occurred by chance, beginning with the launch of Magellan's armada in 1519, when the crews dispatched ... Read more

 

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