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Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery

Charles Raymond BEAZLEY (1868 - 1955)

Prince Henry was a significant explorer and adventurer in a period of enlightenment and expansion of European trade and knowledge of the world beyond its borders. He is considered a prime instigator of what has become known as The Age of Discovery and was responsible for the early development of Portuguese exploration and maritime trade with other continents through the systematic exploration of Western Africa, the islands of the Atlantic Ocean, and the search for new routes.

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction: The Greek and Arabic Ideas of the World, as the Chief Inheritance of the Christian Middle Ages in Geographical Knowledge Kathleen Nelson
00:45:39
Play 01 Early Christian Pilgrims. Circa 333-867. Lucretia B.
00:48:30
Play 02 Vikings or Northmen. Circa 787-1066. TriciaG
00:46:45
Play 03 The Crusades and Land Travel. Circa 1100-1300. deongines
01:00:52
Play 04 Maritime Exploration. Circa 1250-1410. deongines
00:15:10
Play 05 Geographical Science in Christendom from the First Crusades. Circa 1100-1460. deongines
00:16:20
Play 06 Portugal to 1400. 1095-1400 Leni
00:27:52
Play 07 Henry's Position and Designs at the Time of the First Voyages, 1410-15 Leni
00:16:20
Play 08 Prince Henry and the Capture of Ceuta. 1415. Leni
00:23:25
Play 09 Henry's Settlement at Sagres and First Discoveries. 1418-28. Leni
00:14:32
Play 10 Cape Bojador and the Azores. 1428-1441. Leni
00:19:38
Play 11 Henry's Political Life. 1433-1441. Rita Boutros
00:22:41
Play 12 From Bojador to Cape Verde. 1441-5. Part 1 Rita Boutros
00:41:22
Play 13 From Bojador to Cape Verde. 1441-5. Part 2 Rita Boutros
00:23:40
Play 14 The Armada of 1445 Rita Boutros
00:21:23
Play 15 Voyages of 1446-8. deongines
00:20:14
Play 16 The Azores. 1431-1460. deongines
00:14:21
Play 17 The Troubles of the Regency and the Fall of Don Pedro. 1440-9. deongines
00:07:41
Play 18 Cadamosto. 1455-6. deongines
00:55:46
Play 19 Voyages of Diego Gomez. 1458-60. deongines
00:18:09
Play 20 Henry's Last Years and Death. 1458-60. deongines
00:17:20
Play 21 The Results of Prince Henry's Work. deongines
00:31:29