Thursday, April 24, 2008

Roots - Why Are We On This Contintent?

Sometimes it is useful to look at why something got started in the first place. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were the Spanish monarchs sponsoring Christopher Columbus' journey to discover the New World. In their eyes the main purpose of the voyage was:

"To bear the light of Christ west to the heathen undiscovered lands"

From Cecil Jane, translation & ed., The Voyages of Christopher Columbus, (London: Argonaut Press) 1930, p.146

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