One of the world’s giant heroes, the master navigator of the 7 seas and discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus, is having a tough time during this volatile, revisionist period of history.
The Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was beheaded recently. The statue itself has been repaired but it has been moved out of the public’s eye.
When Columbus sailed for America and went to the edge of the horizon, most people watching from the shore during that unenlightened era thought his ship would fall off the earth.
Many people thought the earth was flat at this time.
The two-volume famous Columbus biography by the great American author Washington Irving detailed the great mariner’s life – its ups and downs – his excesses and his pieties, his determination, and his lust for discovery.
He was, after all, an explorer supreme.Continue reading Christopher Columbus falls out of favor