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The Riddle and the Knight By Giles Milton

The Riddle and the Knight by Giles Milton

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Bestselling author Giles Milton takes us on an extraordinary journey and uncovers the answer to one of greatest historical riddles

The Riddle and the Knight Summary

The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville by Giles Milton

In 1322 Sir John Mandeville left England on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Thirty-four years later, he returned, claiming to have visited not only Jerusalem, but India, China, Java, Sumatra and Borneo as well.

His book about that voyage, THE TRAVELS, was heralded as the most important book of the Middle Ages as Mandeville claimed his voyage proved it was possible to circumnavigate the globe.

In the nineteenth century sceptics questioned his voyage, and even doubted he had left England.

THE RIDDLE AND THE KNIGHT sets out to discover whether Mandeville really could have made his voyage or whether, as is claimed, THE TRAVELS was a work of imaginative fiction. Bestselling historian Giles Milton unearths clues about the journey and reveals that THE TRAVELS is built upon a series of riddles which have, until now, remained unsolved.

The Riddle and the Knight Reviews

Milton is a great storyteller ... he sets about filling in the historical gaps with relish, using his considerable imagination to conjure mood from dry parchment * Sunday Express *
Grippingly told true adventure story * Daily Mail *
'Milton has a terrific eye for the kind of detail that can bring the past vividly to life'. * The Spectator *

About Giles Milton

Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of eleven books including Nathaniel's Nutmeg, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost, Russian Roulette, D-Day: The Soldier's Story and Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. He has also written three novels and three children's books. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in London.

Additional information

GOR000386019
The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville by Giles Milton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Murray Press
2001-10-04
304
0340819456
9780340819456
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