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The Myth of Magellan

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

61 mins watch time

Posted April 2022

History

2022 marks the five hundredth anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe – and in the twenty-first century he is still lauded as one of the greatest heroes of the age of discovery, his name immortalised in the Straits that bear his name. Now, renowned historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto joins us to offer a stranger and darker account that this romantic myth, revealing the truth about Magellan’s life, character and ill-fated voyage.