The Richard Amerike Theory

This month I have been reading through the voluminous work The European Discovery of America: The Northern Voyages (AD 500-1600) by Samuel Eliot Morison. It is a stunningly comprehensive account of the northern explorations of New England and the Canadian coast by the Portuguese, French and English in the years prior to 1600. The breadth of the scholarship is astounding; consulting the journals of men like Cartier, Frobisher and others, Morison gives an almost day-by-day account of every extant northern voyage of discovery. Continue reading “The Richard Amerike Theory”