Friday, January 20, 2006

King Arthur's lads discovered America!

In relation to the previous story, the prolific Simon Jenkins from the Guardian (UK) presents us with "something completely different":

I am citing: "This comes as a surprise to those of us who know for a fact that America was discovered by Prince Madoc ab Owain Gwynedd in 1170. He landed at Mobile, Alabama, on the orders of the family druid and asserted Wales's claim to King Arthur's North Atlantic empire. Making his way across country, he settled west of the Mississippi, where the Mandan tribe were encountered in the 18th century, fair-skinned and speaking a dialect of Welsh."

Click here for Sir Jenkins' story. No, he is not a Knight, just sounds good.