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History & Philosophy

Remembering Welsh America

Columbus discovered America in 1492’ is a line most likely to appear in standard school textbooks. In actual fact, it was his voyage of 1492 that registered his recognition, even though he never set foot on the mainland of the Americas until 1498. Although some will debate aspects of the story, what is not in the standard school textbooks is the fact that almost three centuries before Columbus’s great claim to fame, there was another from the European world to set foot on the ‘New World’. (Read More)