SPANISH HISTORY 101, Ep. 26: The Age of Discovery

Spain is growing as a nation in Europe, but at the same time it looks for alternative ways to do business with the Far East. The far-reaching decision to finance Columbus’ voyage across the Atlantic would turn out to be one of the most important events in history. It would also give Spain a gigantic headstart on the rest of Europe in what has come to be known as the Age of Discovery.  By 1550, it (specifically Castile) was hands-down the largest empire in the world. The impact on both sides of the oacen would be profound for both good and bad reasons. Listen and learn more. 

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