Sir Francis Drake

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

FRANCIS DRAKE: - It is my perspective that history has had secrets which Royal Families likerepparttar Stuart Bees needed to keep close to their vest; and that these secrets are still kept by our supposed 'experts' in history, to this day. The English claim to ownership inrepparttar 144077 Americas has been made onrepparttar 144078 basis of John Cabot who may never have reachedrepparttar 144079 area of Canada and that Venetian half witted mariner was laughing-stock among his contemporaries. If our history allows that other nations would have given credit and rights based on his story - then almost any kind of secret agreement can be imagined. It must have involvedrepparttar 144080 Holy Alliance which continued in such later acts as The Treaty of Verona betweenrepparttar 144081 Romano-Bruttii of Rome and England in 1822.

The Toronto Star has a book review on Sunday August 10, 2003 which allows us to explore these secrets involving beaus and illegitimate children of Queen Elizabeth. Bacon, Raleigh and Francis Bacon are all implicated spies and machinators paramount or paramour inrepparttar 144082 real history.

"History The Pirate Explorer...

If Samuel Bawlf has his way, it could turn out thatrepparttar 144083 best-kept secret ofrepparttar 144084 16th century (and since) is that legendary sea-dog, Sir Francis Drake, discovered Vancouver Island, Georgia Strait and points north up to Alaska.

Bawlf, a former minister inrepparttar 144085 B. C. government and a geographer by training, lays out his theory in The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, 1577-1580. With a cast of supporting characters ranging from Queen Elizabeth I to her spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, and her astrologer and one-man think tank,repparttar 144086 Elizabethan magus, John Dee, {Who at a very early age studied with Mercator and was awardedrepparttar 144087 highest honors. He also knewrepparttar 144088 Rosicrucian Earth Energy Grid. I have found Masonic crafted building inrepparttar 144089 area along with trepanned skulls such asrepparttar 144090 Merovingian King Dagobert had. This esoteric act allowed greater spiritual attunement butrepparttar 144091 archaeological record I found it in has no knowledge of these things and considers it merely mysterious. That record and those artifacts are pre-Christian but no where near as old as genetic tracking shows that Vancouver Island (near an enormous gold source) has human habitation - 75,000 years. That is according to CBC radio and its excellent show IDEAS. Walsingham was later replaced by Bacon who may have been Elizabeth's son but had to maintain a Catholic image to some degree which allowed another interesting deal to allow James Stuart to become King of England. We all know his half brother Lord Boswell was a great esotericist who he feared greatly while he killed scribes who would not writerepparttar 144092 Bible as he saw fit; and killed witches galore due to his own belief [fear is belief in this case] in their power.} The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake is a tale of maritime adventure, state secrets and cover-ups which even a practised conspiracy theorist might be hard-pressed to improve upon...

Escape to the Old City: St. Augustine, Florida

Written by Nicole Brownfield

Asrepparttar temperature climbs,repparttar 143974 mind drifts to thoughts of relaxing days spent byrepparttar 143975 ocean – white sand between your toes, a soothing lullaby created byrepparttar 143976 gentle surf, andrepparttar 143977 tranquil azure-blue water that seems to stretch infinitely before you. The appeal ofrepparttar 143978 ocean is universal and beach vacations have been a favorite of travelers for generations. As pristine beaches become harder to find, St. Augustine remains absolutely beloved by travelers for one very simple reason - here you feel a sense of renewal and peace that can’t be found anywhere else.

St. Augustine was discovered in 1513 when Juan Ponce de Leon, sailing alongrepparttar 143979 Atlantic coast in search ofrepparttar 143980 fabled fountain of youth, came ashore somewhere inrepparttar 143981 vicinity and claimedrepparttar 143982 continent for Spain. Nicknamed “The Old City,” it isrepparttar 143983 oldest continually inhabited settlement in America – that’s right, it was settled beforerepparttar 143984 Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock – and remains one ofrepparttar 143985 most charming and quaint beach towns in America. In addition to its historical ties torepparttar 143986 Spanish Empire,repparttar 143987 town also boasts many remnants fromrepparttar 143988 Flagler Era, when Henry Flagler’s vision of a luxury resort community added marinas, golf courses, and luxury hotels torepparttar 143989 landscape inrepparttar 143990 late 19th century.

Each day,repparttar 143991 area’s delightful historic district, with its cobblestone streets and its quaint cafes, bars, unique shops, and bed-and-breakfast inns, comes alive with locals and tourists setting out on foot to explorerepparttar 143992 multiple landmarks located in St. Augustine. Five you won’t want to miss are:

§The Castillo De San Marcos, a national monument with an elaborate double draw-bridge entrance, has been both a mighty fort and a fearsome prison. An outstanding reminder ofrepparttar 143993 power and might ofrepparttar 143994 early Spanish empire inrepparttar 143995 New World, it is commonly referred to as “The Fort.” The Castillo de San Marcos is entirely made of coquina, a virtually indestructible limestone comprised of seashells and coral, and took more than 23 years to complete. Since its completion in 1695,repparttar 143996 monument has remained impenetrable to both enemy fire and violent pounding by hurricanes. §The Casa Monica is once again a luxurious landmark hotel, blending contemporary pleasures with a legendary past. Built in 1888 and restored in 1999,repparttar 143997 hotel offers visitors an inspired Spanish décor. Both elegant and opulent,repparttar 143998 hotel surrounds guests with jewel-toned velvet, elaborate tapestries, and luminous chandeliers.

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