Review

Review: Straits debunks the reputation of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Megellan

By Colin Steele
July 22 2022 - 2:00pm
Magellan - hero or fraud - circumnavigated the globe. Or did he? Picture: Shutterstock
  • Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan, by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. Bloomsbury, $39.99.

Was Ferdinand Magellan one of the greatest frauds in history? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a world-renowned historian, who holds the William P. Reynolds Chair at the University of Notre Dame, certainly thinks so.

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