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Author: Ian Wilson
ISBN: 1900178206
Language: English
Pages: 88 pages
Category: World
Publisher: Redcliffe Press Ltd (May 1996)
Rating: 4.7
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Ian Wilson (born 1941) is the prolific author of historical and religious books. He has investigated such topics as the Shroud of Turin and life after death. He was born in Clapham, south London, during World War II.

Ian Wilson (born 1941) is the prolific author of historical and religious books. Neither of his parents was religious. His school was nominally Church of England, but during scripture classes he was always, as he put it, "the number one sceptic". He graduated in Modern History from Magdalen College, Oxford in 1963.

John Cabot and the Ma. .John Cabot, however, was a discoverer in the mould of Columbus, ambitious to find a new, Atlantic route to Asia. Had they retu ed Cabot's name would surely rank above Columbus's in the history books? But it was not to be.

The Matthew is a replica of a caravel sailed by John Cabot in 1497 from Bristol to North America, presumably Newfoundland. After a voyage which had got no further than Iceland, Cabot left again with only one vessel, the Matthew, a small ship (50 tons), but fast and able. The crew consisted of only 18 men. The Matthew departed either 2 May or 20 May 1497. He sailed to Dursey Head (latitude 51°36N), Ireland, from where he sailed due west, expecting to reach Asia.

John Cabot and the Matthew. Additional Product Features. Place of Publication. Title: John Cabot and the Matthew. Authors: Wilson, Ian. Binding: Paperback. Condition: Used; Good.

As Ian Wilson shows in John Cabot and the Matthew, it was John Cabot, and a West Country crew of just 18, who left Bristol, England in May 1497. Sailing for 35 days, they reached the North American mainland in June. Up to that time, and for more than a year after, Columbus had only found West Indian Islands, and to his dying day continued to believe that these belonged to Asia.

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As Ian Wilson shows in John Cabot and the Matthew, it was John . Had they retu ed Cabot's name would surely rank above Columbus's in the history books?

As Ian Wilson shows in John Cabot and the Matthew, it was John Cabot, and a West Country crew of just 18, who left Bristol, England in May 1497.

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