Exploring the Explorers

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017



Credit: Courtesy of Funcación Nao Victoria

Join a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians as they reveal the little-known history of America's Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, long before Jamestown or Plymouth. Many Americans felt it was time to annex Spanish-held Florida to the United States. Georgia Governor George Mathews created a private army comprised of volunteers. The “Patriot War” of 1812 is one of the most overlooked events in early 19th-century history. Actor Jimmy Smits narrates.

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