The Paradoxal Compass: Drake's Dilemma by Horatio J. Morpurgo
English | June 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B0716L68ZM | 127 Pages | EPUB | 1.04 MB
What motivated the 16th century explorers? The question is a vexed one the world over. To this day, a troubled folkloric status hangs about the better-known names. Many of the Tudor explorers set sail from the South West peninsula. Morpurgo, with his own deep connections to the Dorset coast, unearths the stories behind little-known key figures Stephen Borough and John Davis, and their brilliant navigational teacher, John Dee, inventor of the 'paradoxall compass'.