Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and travels of Leif Eriksson in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Leif Eriksson's life and travels. The discovery of America has always been credited to Christopher Columbus. But in fact, America was discovered long before he was even born, by a Viking called Leif Eriksson. Eriksson travelled from Greenland to Canada and formed his own colony there, although it did not last long. While it may have been forgotten by many, his achievement is a remarkable show of determination and the Vikings' technological prowess. In just 50 minutes you will: * Learn about Leif Eriksson's life and what drove his ambition to discover new territories * Understand why Leif Eriksson travelled to America based on a rumour of an undiscovered land * Analyse why his discovery was forgotten about and how the truth is being gradually unveiled ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.