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Interview: David Boyle on Voyages of Discovery

David Boyle talks about great voyages of discovery from the 1490s to the 1770s and the extent to which it is possible to tell the story from the point of view of those who were 'discovered'.

Continuing the series of History Today podcasts, Kathryn Hadley talks to David Boyle.

In his latest book Voyages of Discovery, David Boyle charts key voyages of discovery from the breakthroughs of the 1490s to James Cook in the 1770s, focusing, for the first time, on the views of those who were 'discovered'. But to what extent was this possible given that the majority of historic sources are written by European explorers? What was the nature of the relationship between the 'discoverers' and those who were 'discovered'?

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