The Lost Colony of the Templars
Verrazano's Secret Mission to AmericaBook - 2004
"In 1524 the Italian explore 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Destiny Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2004
Branch Call Number: 970.011 So681L 2004
Characteristics: xiv, 273 pages ; 23 cm