The Rise of the Spanish Empire in the New World

Early Modern World History

by Dr Glyn Redworth. Produced by Simon Brown, 12th August 2015

Columbus and the Rise of a Superpower

In this podcast Dr Glyn Redworth looks at the factors that led to the Spanish Empire in the new world, why Ferdinand and Isabella backed Columbus and discusses how Spain was able to consolidate an Empire of such magnitude.

What factors led to the Spanish Empire in the new world?
Why did Ferdinand and Isabella back Columbus?
How was Spain able to consolidate an Empire of such magnitude?


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