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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
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    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Gilbert, Humphrey

Humphrey GilbertSir Humphrey Gilbert (1539-1583) was an English noble and Member of Parliament, soldier and explorer. He was the half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh and was knighted for his colonisation work in Ireland.

In 1583, he claimed territory in Newfoundland for the English crown and in doing so laid the foundation for the overseas British Empire.

He theorised that America was Atlantis, which was partially submerged allowing the creation of the Northwest Passage. His views were expressed in his 1566 Discourse of a Discoverie for a new passage to Cataia(China) [1650], which was not published until 1576. However, the archaic spelling in it make it a difficult read.