HISTORY / ANCIENT MYSTERIES"Steven Sora has once again confirmed his position as one of only a handful having the 'ability to see' the signs along the path of the Knights Templar in America. This book is a fascinating blend of innovative theories based on historical fact that will appeal to any reader who quests for understanding of the Holy Bloodline." --William F. Mann, author of The Knights Templar in the New World In 1524 the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano was sent by the French king Francis I on an expedition ostensibly to find a shorter route to China. However, his true mission, Steven Sora suggests, was to contact a Templar colony that might have been established in Newport, Rhode Island, by Henry Sinclair at the end of the fourteenth century. In his expedition log Verrazano recorded that his only stay on this journey was at Newport Harbor, the site of a tower built to the exact measurements of a Templar baptistery, a sacred sanctuary representing baptism and eternal life.This tower is a remnant of Sinclair's voyage to America nearly a century before that of Columbus (who had access to Sinclair's maps thanks to his wife, Felipa, whose brother was connected to the Sinclairs through marriage). While Verrazano's mission succeeded in finding the tower, the colony itself eluded him. His backers then decided to resurrect the dream of Arcadia--a place where they could aspire to higher knowledge without fear of Church or state--by creating a new Secret Society that included Huguenots and Catholic Sulpicians. This Company of the Holy Sacrament would lay the foundations for Montreal in an attempt to realize the ambitions of Sinclair and his Templar companions, as well as to stave off efforts by the Jesuits to transform Quebec into a fiefdom of the orthodox Church. Quebec's motto, "Je me souviens" (I remember), is a reference to this secret history.STEVEN SORA has been researching historical enigmas since 1982 and is the author of Secret Societies of America's Elite and The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.
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Published October 27, 2004
by Destiny Books.
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