Rediscovering John Cabot

March 26 2018

More intriguing facts and hitherto unknown evidence about Bristol’s Age of Discovery, 1470-1508, will be revealed by Dr Evan Davis, University of Bristol at an event on Thursday April 19, starting at 7.30pm at Bishopston Library.

More intriguing facts and hitherto unknown evidence about Bristol’s Age of Discovery, 1470-1508, will be revealed by Dr Evan Davis, University of Bristol at an event on Thursday April 19, starting at 7.30pm at Bishopston Library.

John Cabot's voyage to North America in 1497, on the Matthew of Bristol, has long been famous. Many of us have set foot on the replica ship. But who was Cabot? Why did he come to Bristol? And what did he achieve? We do know that under the commission of Henry VIII Cabot was the first European to explore the North American coast after the Norse visits in the eleventh century.  

Dr Evans and his research team have delved deeper into this period, and he will be talking about the bizarre genesis of the Cabot Project, a project of international renown. 

Tickets £3 at the library or online: bishopstonlibrary.org.uk