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Zeno/St Clair Voyage of 1398

In "Beyond Any Shadow of Doubt" I give the names of  25 experts from 
various disciplines
and from 10 different nations, who add the weight of their authority to the 
authenticity of
the Zeno narrative and the acccuracy of the Zeno map which, as Andrew 
Sinclair points
out in his book and as I re-iterate and re-inforce in "Beyond Any Shadow of 

Against this galaxy of savants, we have Fred Lucas, Cuthbertson and Smith - 
of whom have done any original research.  I demolished Lucas. Jim Guthrie 
Cuthbertson and Brian Smith is now clinging desperately to an untenable 

The confusion seems to arise over Nicolo Zeno having been in 
prison.  Firstly, I have
seen no evidence of this and, in any event, the names Nicolo, Carlo and 
Antonio cascade
down through the generations.  Secondly, the evidence which I have seen 
from the Zeno
family tree in the Zeno Palace clearly shows Nicolo as being one of the 
brothers who
explored the lands beneath the "Polo Arctico".  This is conformed by 
Torfaeus, the Royal
Danish Historian in his "Lives of the Zeno Brothers".  Evidence of their 
voyages is also
shown on two enormous globes in the Museo Correr in Venice.

The Zeno Narrative was also signed by the Venetian State Secretary, 
Ramusio, which
effectively gave it the seal of approval of the Doge and the Council of Ten 
who governed
Venetian affairs.  They would not have willingly, knowingly or deliberately 
have debased
the accurate historical records of the Venetian State by endorsing a 
forgery.  Venetian
records are renowned for their accuracy.  Venice was a maritime power 
which, over the
centuries, withstood the power of Rome, the threat of the Austria-Hungarian 
Empire and
the ambitions of Napoleon.  Indeed, it is difficult for us to begin to 
appreciate the influence
which Venice exerted in the Mediterranean.  Cyprus, Corfu and Dalmatia were 
possessions - not merely enclaves.  She dominated trade with the 
Levant.    The Zeno
family  alone could have provided Henry Sinclair with his entire fleet.  In 
the 14th Century
(even after the scourge of the Black Death) Venice was still producing one 
ship a day.
Over 400 ships left the Arsenale carrying troops in support of King Peter 
of Cyprus's
Crusade against Alexandria in 1365.  These were Venetian ships.  (The 
Venetian coat-of-
arms bears the croix pattee of the Knights Templar.  And, as our film 
shows, the well in
the Courtyard of the Zeno Palace carries the Zeno coat-of-arms on one side 
and the croix
pattee of the Knights Templar on the other side.

As you are aware, I have spent many years studying the Prince Henry 
Sinclair saga.
I have travelled where he travelled and with, each passing year, the 
authenticity of his
voyage is less and less in doubt.  My recent visit to Venice simply 
reinforces earlier

I am not a person who chases will o' the wisps or who is given to support 
lost causes.
I am, however, a person who is determined to ensure that history is 
corrected and that
Henry Sinclair and the illustrious Zeno Brothers are given their proper 
place in history.

It is to be hoped that Laura Zola's voyage to re-trace the steps of the 
Zeno brothers
will do a great deal to publicise a little known but significant episode in 
the 'discovery
of the New World'.  Significant because of the involvement of the Venetians 
and the
Knights Templar.  It wasn't significant in any other sense as such voyages 
had been made for centuries

We read a lot about John Cabot (an Italian) sailing from Bristol in 1497 to 
claim the
New World on behalf of the Hanovarians although beaver pelts rolled and 
wrapped in
the manner of the Iroquois had been landed in Bristol since the beginning 
of the 15th
Century.  There is no evidence that he ever landed in the New World.  His 
voyage was
exaggerated for English national and political reasons just, as earlier, 
the voyage of
Columbus had been used by the Church of Rome to extend its tentacles into 
the New World.

In our study of history we should always be looking for "The Hidden hand of 
What was really taking place behind the scenes?.  Who was pulling the 
strings?  Who
was writing history and for what purpose?

By the Treaty of Tordesillas, for example, Rome carved the World up between 
and Portuguese spheres of influence.  In this carve up there was no place 
for the Norse/
Norman.  There was no place for the Anglo-Saxon.  There was no place for 
the indigenous
people of the World and, of course, there was no place for Henry Sinclair 
who was a Knight
Templar and Knights Templar were anathema to Rome.  Her clerics wrote their 
own version of history which took on the sanctity of the gospel.

It is only now that people are beginning to look beyond this sanitized 
version of history.
The Norse sagas, for example, are now being seen as some of the most accurate
accounts of history whereas, previously, they had been seen in the same 
light as
Homer's Iliad or Odyssey i.e. to be taken with a pinch of salt.  Wonderful 
reading but
wildly exaggerated.

Well, there is nothing exaggerated about Henry's voyage.  Such voyages had 
been made
for centuries and, when we keep that in mind, the incessant querying and 
might cease.  Even the size of his fleet (12) was small given the size of 
Leif Erikson's fleet
of 50 ships and King Peter of Cyprus's armada of 400 ships.

I hope this will help to get things into proper perspective.


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