Category Archives: Exploration

Why did sailors go on voyages of exploration during the Tudor period?

Many voyages of exploration and discovery were made during the Tudor period (1485 to 1603). Sea voyages were expensive, time consuming and dangerous. So, why did Europeans go exploring? There were two main reasons to explain the number of voyages of exploration in Tudor times: money and religion. Trade was incredibly important in the Tudor… Continue Reading

Christopher Columbus: Facts, Information and Trivia

Here are some facts about the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus. Some of the facts you’ll probably know already, but hopefully you will also learn something new. Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 and he died in 1506 (aged 54). Columbus was a skilled sailor and navigator. He was certain that the Earth was round. Although… Continue Reading