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50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Ferdinand Magellan. In early modern Europe, maritime exploration was hugely important as different countries vied for control of the lucrative spice trade. In 1519, the Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail with a small fleet in search of a new route to the Indies. Although the fleet was decimated by fighting, illness and starvation, they eventually discovered this new route and completed the first ever circumnavigation of the globe.
In just 50 minutes you will:
oLearn about Magellan's life and the maritime expeditions he took part in
oAnalyse the scientific, political and economic consequences of his expedition around the world
oUnderstand the importance of maritime exploration and the spice trade in early modern Europe
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