Thank you for that website! I will check it out asap.
ps there is a plaque also in the Garden of Odstone, Rhos on sea in Wales
"Prince Madog sailed from here Aber Kerrik Gwynan 1170 A.D. and landed at
Mobile Alabama with his
ships Gorn Gwynant and Pedr Sant"
Angharad ferch Iorwerth; MKA Vicki Shaw
Barony of Smoking Rocks
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From: "Charles DeVane" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: Success!
> I think it may be largely due to two things:
> 1. The Celtic belief in lands (actually islands) to the west.
> 2. Desoto's marching all around the South (in the 16th century) through
> Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas.
> The first item is the subject of numerous voyage stories among the Welsh
> the Irish while the second most probably left myths (if not offspring) of
> white men among the Native American tribes for later discovers and
> to encounter. Many of the tribes that Desoto encountered later (hundreds
> years later) intermarried with European settlers, notably the
> Chickasaws/Cherokees and the Scots-Irish.
> Don't get me wrong, I'd really like to have some substantiated evidence
> Madoc or another Celtic explorer got here earlier than other Europeans.
> read several fictional books on the subject and enjoyed them immensely.
> seen the plaque to Madoc near Mobile Bay. I've been to Lookout Mountain
> to Old Stone Fort in Tennessee. I just haven't seen or read anything that
> proves the tales. This site has a fairly good recounting of the legend
> traditions surrounding Madoc: