4 French War Ships Discovered:
While accumulating research material for my thirteenth biography about an intriguing English Tudor era figure, I discovered two incredible treasures.
These could be significant for several reasons: Primarily, they are certainly of historical significance. Many English ships have a well recorded history considering the era and the few surviving documents. Researching the lifespan of these ships in current databases now yields different and conflicting fates. The information recorded in the rare log and correspondence conflict with current records of the ships fates.
They also may be of importance for the artifacts they may still contain.
These are very obscure entries that do not even warrant mention in the index of the volumes under numerous search parameters. The log book of the admiral and correspondence from Brussels is very easily overlooked by individuals seeking that information. I have, at least to this point, been unable to locate these wrecks in current records of shipwrecks in and around the English Channel and England.
This information and 54 others has been eagerly anticipated and will be shared in The Ships and Shipwrecks of the Late Tudor Dynasty to be published soon. Included in that publication will be $55 million in missing gold shipment of African gold from a castle on the Atlantic coast and the approximate location of the shipwreck.