Visionary Italian navigator John Cabot has a difficult time convincing Bristol businessmen and the King that his Western voyage to China is practical and profitable.

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Episode credited cast:
James Maxwell ...
Henry VII
Derek Smith ...
John Cabot
Katharine Blake ...
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De Puebla
Denis Carey ...
Cardinal Morton
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Felix Felton ...
Richard Warde
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Peg
Michael Goldie ...
Taverner
Sean Bury ...
Sebastian Cabot
Pierre Bedenes ...
Lewes Cabot
Aaron Davies ...
Sancio Cabot
Julia Byzantino ...
Lutanist
Robert Carpenter Turner ...
Singer
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Will Leighton ...
Treasury Official
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Visionary Italian navigator is in England in 1494 with his wife and sons in the wake of Columbus' first voyage in order to get backing for his proposed western voyage to Cathay, a much shorter route than the eastern overland route. He is unable to get appropriate backing from Bristol shipowners, but his enthusiasm does win the King over after he convinces him that he can avoid Spanish shipping lanes. . Unfortunately the penurious monarch expects him to finance the trip on his own. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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24 February 1972 (UK)  »

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