Dr. Evan Jones - The Nearly Lost Story of Fra
the Cabot's "new founde land"
Dr. Evan Jones is Senior Lecturer in Economic
and Social History with the Department of Historical Studies of The
University of Bristol.
Dr. Jones has done extensive research on Bristol's fifteenth-sixteenth
century voyages of discovery. He has written four articles in this
field and is now running a small research project, entitled The
Cabot Project, to push forward the research. He is a
specialist in late medieval -early modern maritime history,
particularly in relation to Bristol.
For the Atlantic Conference, Dr. Jones will be discussing his work to
recover and add to the work of Dr Alwyn Ruddock. Dr. Ruddock
was a former reader in history at the University of London, and the
world expert on John Cabot’s discovery voyages from Bristol
to North America (1496-98). What she was said to have found out about
these voyages looked set to re-write the history of the European
discovery of America. Ever the perfectionist, when Ruddock
passed away, her will stipulated that her research of four decades be
"Dr Ruddock intended to reveal that while Cabot was sailing south down
the coast of America his chief supporter, Fra Giovanni, was
establishing a religious colony in Newfoundland. Having disembarked
from his ship, the Dominus Nobiscum, Fra Giovanni apparently
established a settlement and built a church. This church, the first to
be built in North America, was named after the Augustinian church of
San Giovanni a Carbonara in Naples." More Here
Dr. Jones work in uncovering the heretofore unknown documents and
telling the story to the world colors the story of the early discovery
of North America in an entirely new light and, in my opinion, shows
that there was knowledge of the "New Founde Lande" for many years.
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Dr. David H. Kelley, Ph.D.
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Scott Wolter, P.G.
Chris A. Patenaude AAS
Dr. Stephen C. Jett
Dr. Evan Jones
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