Ernest Hemingway narrates the opening of a The Spanish Earth, a film he wrote with John Dos Passos to bring the realities of the Spanish Civil War to a worldwide audience. It was created with the support of the left-leaning Republican, democratically elected government in Spain who were in conflict with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy backed Nationalist forces under Francisco Franco.
Queen Isabella of Spain funds Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World, and Bugs Bunny tags along. This clip highlights some key aspects of the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in a comical manner. One inaccuracy in this clip is that Christopher Columbus did not debate the round shape of the Earth but the size of it.
This clip gives an overview of the story of Christopher Columbus and his journey to the Americas. It explains how Queen Isabella of Spain funded his ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. It also mentions how Columbus intended to find India and explains why we celebrate Columbus Day.
Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia is elected as Pope Alexander VI. This clip depicts a pivotal conclave: Pope Alexander will guide the Catholic Church at the outset of the Age of Exploration and confirm Spain's claims of sovereignty in new realms.