Voyages That Changed the World

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Book Sales, Incorporated, 2007 - History - 208 pages
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Dramatically told, often in the words of the voyagers themselves, and beautifully illustrated with maps, portraits and historic illustrations, these are the gripping stories of how a handful of sailors, adventurers, pirates and mavericks shaped the course of world history.

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The early navigators
The Icelandic sagas of Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson
Henry the Navigators colonization of Atlantic islands

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PETER AUGHTON was born in Southport and educated at King George V School. He has always been fascinated by the great city of Liverpool and his earliest memories are of the Mersey ferries, the Overhead Railway and the shipping, the trams and the post war bomb sites. Peter has been a member of the Liverpool and District Family History Society for many years and he still gives occasional talks to the society. He is a lecturer at the University of the West of England, and his career includes twelve years in the aerospace industry.

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