Explorers

Exploration A-Z

Amundsen, Roald   (1872–1928) A Norwegian explorer. In 1911, Roald Amendsen became the first man to reach the South Pole.

Balboa, Vasco Núñez de   (1475–1519) A Spanish explorer. In 1513 he was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. 

British Empire   The overseas colonies ruled by Britain from the 1600s to the 20th century. It built up to become the largest empire ever seen. At its peak in the 1920s, Britain had colonies in every continent.

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