[LMB] AKICOT: L Queen Isabella
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Mon Sep 23 12:12:56 BST 2013
On Sep 22, 2013, at 8:52 PM, Sylvia McIvers wrote:
> Also, books about what clothes they wore, what boats looked like, why did
> Chris. Columbus need to apply to so many monarchs for /grant money/ travel
Because the knowledgable people in Europe knew that his project was impossible. Eratosthenes (c 2150 BP) had given a reasonable estimate of the size of the Earth. It was the perfect sleaze trip. He didn't know where he was going, he didn't know where he was when he got there or back and a woman paid for the trip.
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