The Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair: Evidence of a 14th Century Scottish Voyage to North America

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McFarland, Oct 19, 2010 - History - 260 pages
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The Westford Knight is a mysterious, controversial stone carving in Massachusetts. Some believe it is an effigy of a 14th century knight, evidence of an early European visit to the New World by Henry Sinclair, the Earl of Orkney and Lord of Roslin. In 1954, an archaeologist encountered the carving, long known to locals and ascribed a variety of origin stories, and proposed it to be a remnant of the Sinclair expedition. The story of the Westford Knight is a mix of history, archaeology, sociology, and Knights Templar lore. This work unravels the threads of the Knight's history, separating fact from fantasy.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Preface
3
1 The Indian on the Ledge
7
2 The Sword and the Cross
14
3 A Knight Is Found
24
4 A Knight in Armor
33
5 Jarl Henry and the Sinclairs
43
6 A Knight Gunn
52
12 The Boat Stone
108
13 The Knights Templar
117
14 Rosslyn Chapel
128
15 A Knight Mythologized
143
Epilogue
157
Appendix 1
165
Appendix 2
167
Appendix 3
180

7 The Zeno Narrative
59
8 A Knight Under Siege
75
9 The Sinclair Expedition
86
10 Glooscap
95
11 The Knight Tower
101
Appendix 4
195
Chapter Notes
199
Bibliography
231
Index
249
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About the author (2010)

David Goudsward is the author of numerous articles and publications on genealogy and New England megalithic sites. He is a frequent lecturer on genealogical and historical topics. He lives in Lake Worth, Florida.

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