November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – The Third through Fifth Crusades

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell 1187 The Third Crusade In 1187, thirty-three years after al-Idrisi drew his World Map, and forty-two years […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – The Mongolian Empire

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell The Mongolian Empire While Christians and Muslims fought each other for Jerusalem, the Mongolian Empire gobbled up […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – The Silk Road

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell The Silk Road To transport silk and spices in the year 1200 from Chang’an, China [now Xian], […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Herbs and Spices

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell Herbs and Spices It is easy to understand why explorers wanted gold, silver, and jewels. But why […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – The Legend of Prester John

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell The Kingdom of Prester John Prester John as depicted in the chronicles of Hartmann Schedel, 1493.(1) The […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Henry the Navigator

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell 1400 Henry the Navigator Statue of Infante Don Henrique [Lord Prince Henry] overlooking Lagos, Portugal. Lagos is […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Henry’s Navigation Center

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell 1421-1423 Chinese Treasure Fleets Popular author Gavin Menzies has written four eye-opening books about crossing the Ocean […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Henry the Navigator

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell 1418 – The Age of Discovery Begins Claiming the Madeiras In 1418, Henry sent two knights of […]
November 2, 2020

Crossing the Ocean Sea – Henry’s Navigation Center

Book Beginning Acknowledgments Sources & Bibliography Mary Ames Mitchell Henry’s Navigation Center When Prince Henry of Portugal became the Master of the Order of Christ, he […]