The Riddle and the Knight
In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveller
By (author) Giles Milton
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Riddle and the Knight by Giles Milton
Book DescriptionGiles Milton's first book, "The Riddle and the Knight," is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures provided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. By the nineteenth century however, his claims were largely discredited by academics. Giles Milton set off in the footsteps of Mandeville, in order to test his amazing claims, and to restore Mandeville to his rightful place in the literature of exploration.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312421298
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Fascinating historical footnotes from the bestselling author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg.
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The incredible story of the secret underground operations of the Second World War.
When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain, Paperback / softback (January 2016)» View all books by Giles Milton
Originally published under the titles: When Hitler took cocaine and When Linin lost his brain.
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Author Biography - Giles Milton
Giles Milton is the author of the critically acclaimed "Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History "(1999) and, most recently, "Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America" (2000). He lives in London.
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