The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville
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
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Grippingly told true adventure story
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