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Prince Henry in the New World
The following information appeared in The Scotsman dated 26th September, 2000
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> > The Scotsman Online - 26 Sep 2000
> > Stone suggests Scot was first to land in Canada
> > David Montgomery
> > IT HAS lain undisturbed for
> > almost 600 years gathering moss by
> > the side of a Canadian
> > lake. But now, after enduring centuries
> > of rain and sun, the rock
> > has revealed a secret which could
> > change the history of North
> > America.
> > It is claimed that carvings
> > on the boulder provide further proof
> > that a Scottish nobleman
> > discovered the New World almost a
> > century before Christopher
> > Columbus,
> > Henry Sinclair, Baron of
> > Roslin and Earl of Orkney, is said to
> > have landed in North
> > America in 1398 in what is now Nova
> > Scotia in Canada.
> > Evidence for this voyage
> > first surfaced in an obscure medieval
> > document, the Zeno
> > Narrative, thought to have been
> > composed about 1400 by two
> > navigators in Sinclair's service.
> > American historian
> > Frederick Pohl presented geographic
> > evidence in his book Prince
> > Henry Sinclair that the settlement
> > in "Estotiland" had been in
> > Nova Scotia. The same theory had
> > earlier been presented in
> > the journal Scientific Monthly in 1951
> > by a geologist at the
> > University of Michigan.
> > Now the discovery of the
> > disfigured boulder on the shores of
> > Lake Memphremagog, 60 miles
> > south-east of Montreal and
> > close to the US border,
> > appears to confirm that the Scottish
> > nobleman did step ashore
> > more than 600 years ago.
> > One of the carvings shows
> > the outline of Sinclair's
> > coat-of-arms as reproduced
> > in an obscure 14th-century
> > heraldry book. Another
> > illustration opposite the coat-of-arms
> > appears to be a fairly
> > accurate map of the North American
> > Atlantic coast from Yucatan
> > to Nova Scotia.
> > Michael Bradley, the author
> > of Grail Knights of North America ,
> > said the carvings suggested
> > that after landing in Nova Scotia,
> > Sinclair's settlers
> > relocated to Lake Memphremagog.
> > He said the site may have
> > been chosen because it offered
> > safety to "heretics"
> > fleeing religious persecution in Europe;
> > Sinclair was a known patron
> > of refugee Knights Templar,
> > created around 1114-1118 to
> > guard the Holy Grail.
> > "The Knights Templar were
> > accused of heresy and hunted by
> > the Inquisition. Many
> > Templars took refuge in Scotland
> > between 1307-1314 after the
> > papal dissolution of their order.
> > Therefore, there's the
> > distinct possibility that a European
> > community around Lake
> > Memphremagog was populated by
> > religious 'heretics' or
> > dissidents," Mr Bradley said.
> > The Zeno Narrative
> > describes a fairly large expedition across
> > the Atlantic, and infers
> > several hundred people stayed behind
> > to populate the settlement
> > Sinclair founded. A populous colony
> > would inevitably have
> > explored its new country, and there is
> > some evidence pre-Columbian
> > Europeans penetrated inland
> > along the St John and
> > Connecticut rivers.
> > Mr Bradley said they may
> > have moved from the original landing
> > point in Nova Scotia
> > because it was seen as being too
> > vulnerable to discovery by
> > ships exploring for heretics.
> > "Lake Memphremagog would
> > not be obvious to marauding
> > European mari-ners," he
> > said. "If the Memph-remagog region
> > did become the 'capital' of
> > Sinclair's refugee population, this
> > would explain [the] boulder
> > - it was symbolic of the refugees'
> > loyalties and their
> > domain."
> > He said the discovery would
> > be easier to dismiss were it not for
> > two older finds across Lake
> > Memphremagog. A stone-carved
> > "gargoyle" was found, in
> > the mid-eighties in a stream-bed. In
> > 1998, two Toronto art
> > historians said that the gargoyle
> > resembled
> > Celtic-Scandinavian sculpture of AD 1400-1500, and
> > especially resembled the
> > Apprentice Pillar at Roslin Chapel
> > outside Edinburgh.
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