August 30, 2021

Computer Modeling in Use—Video: Ferdinand Magellan Expedition

Simple computer modeling is a game changer in education, certainly history. This video imagines details of Ferdinand Magellan's ships that historians skip over for lack of evidence.  


 

Picture fifty or more men crowded onto these naos, or carracks, most of them sleeping wherever possible on various decks amid constant activity needed just to feed the crew and keep the vessels sailing.

Enrique of Malacca had also traveled on Portuguese ships after the fall of Malacca, journeying with Magellan back to Portugal, then (probably) Morocco, and then Spain.