Henley-on-Thames Archaeological and Historical Group
Lecture Details and Reviews
1421 - Mediaeval Chinese Exploration
1st March, 2016Roger Shaw The story is of Zheng He, Admiral of the largest fleet ever assembled (3800 junks,100,000 sailors) who sailed around the world in 4 fleets and claim to have discovered America 70 years before Columbus..who had a Chinese Chart. Recently, Native American Indians have been found to have up to 40% Chinese DNA.
Roger Shaw has lived in the Henley area for 40 years, played rugby at HRFC and squash at the old squash club. He became commodore of Henley Offshore Group 7 years ago and started his speaking career giving talks to south coast yacht clubs about 'disasters I have created as a skipper'.