John Cabot’s 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission
of Henry VIII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North
America since the Norse visits to Vinland in the eleventh century.
Dr Evan Jones of the University of Bristol will discuss the bizarre genesis of The
Cabot Project, an international investigation that received worldwide media coverage
ranging from BBC News to the New York Times, and his team's attempts to recover
research that promised to ‘revolutionise’ our understanding of Europe’s engagement
with North America in the decades after 1492.
An illustrated book of the investigation will be available at a discounted price of £10.
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