Books Consulted
Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides


Note: I did not use more than a fraction of the material listed here, and this is also a partial bibliography for my earlier uses of the Henry Sinclair legend (Face Down Across the Western Sea, Lethal Legend, and Firebrand, all written under the name Kathy Lynn Emerson). Most of the books listed here are available in the U.S. through inter-library-loans. Ask your local librarian.

"Ancient Norumbega," Bangor Historical Magazine, Vol. II, p. 134-5 (1887)
"Ancient Norombega," Bangor Historical Magazine, Vol. VI, p. 49 (1891)
"In Search of Norumbega," Down East, November, 1988
Baker, Emerson W., Edwin A. Churchill, Richard S. D'Abate, Kristine L. Jones, Victor A. Konrad, and Harald E. L. Prins, eds., American Beginnings: Exploration, Culture, and Cartography in the Land of Norumbega (1994)
Barone, Robert W., "Madoc and John Dee: Welsh Myth and Elizabethan Imperialism," Elizabethan Review (
Carus-Wilson, E. M., The Merchant Adventurers of Bristol in the Fifteenth Century (1962)
Crone, G. R., Maps and their Makers: An Introduction to the History of Cartography (1953)
Crooker, William S., "Henry Sinclair's Castle," in Tracking Treasure: In Searchof East Coast Bounty (1998)
Croxton, Derek, "The Cabot Dilemma: John Cabot's 1497 Voyage and the Limits of Historiography," Essays in History, v. 33 (1990-1)
Deagan, Kathleen A., "Searching for Columbus's Lost Colony," National Geographic, November, 1986
DeCosta, B. F., "Ancient Norombega," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April, 1890
DeCosta, Rev. Benjamin F., "Norumbega and Its English Exlorers," in Narrative and Critical History of America, Vol. III, ed. by Justin Winsor (1884)
Finnan, Mark, The Sinclair Saga (1999)
Firstbrook, Peter, The Voyage of the Matthew: John Cabot and the Discovery of North America (1997)
Goudsward, David, The Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair: Evidence of a 15th Century Scottish Voyage to North America (2010)
Grenier, Robert, "Excavating a 400-year-old Basque Galleon," National Geographic, July, 1985
Hobbs, William Herbert, "The Fourteenth Century Discovery of America by Antonio Zeno," Scientific Monthly, LXXII (1951), 24-31
Hodgkiss, A. G., Discovering Antique Maps (1981)
Judge, Joseph, "Where Columbus Found the New World," National Geographic, November, 1986
Kelly, Eric P., The Amazing Journey of David Ingram (1949 ~ a novel)
Laxalt, Robert, "The Indomitable Basques," National Geographic, July, 1985
Lenz, Peter, ed., Voyages to Norumbega . . . c. 997-1620 (1994)
Lethridge, T. C., A Step in the Dark (1967)
Lister, Raymond, Antique Maps and their Cartographers (1970)
Marden, Luis, "Tracking Columbus Across the Atlantic," National Geographic, November 1986
Matar, Nabil, Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery (1999)
Milton, Giles, Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the English Colonists in America (2000)
Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Iain, The Highland Clans (1982)
Morison, Samuel Eliot, The European Discovery of America: The Northern Voyages (1971)
Mowat, Farley, The Alban Quest (1999)
Nebenzahl, Kenneth, Atlas of Columbus and The Great Discoveries (1990)
Parks, George Bruner, Richard Hakluyt and the English Voyages (2nd. ed., 1961)
Peterson, Mendel, "Reach for the New World," National Geographic, December, 1977
Pohl, Frederick J., Prince Henry Sinclair: His Expedition to the New World in 1398 (1974)
Pohl, Frederick J., The Viking Settlement of North America (1972)
Pugh, Ellen, Brave His Soul: The Story of Prince Madog of Wales and his discovery of America in 1170 (1970)
Quinn, David B., ed., North American Discovery circa 1000-1612 (1971)
Quinn, David B., Sebastian Cabot and Bristol Exploration (1968)
Quinn, David Beers, England and the Discovery of America 1481-1620 (1973)
Ramsey, Raymond H., No Longer on the Map (1972)
Seaver, Kirsten A., The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America c. AD 1000-1500 (1996)
Severin, Timothy, "The Voyage of the 'Brendan," National Geographic, December, 1977
Sinclair, Andrew, The Sword and the Grail: Of the Grail and the Templars and a True Discovery of America (1992)
Sinclair, Niven, "Henry 'the Holy' Sinclair," The Highlander, Jan. 1997, 31-2
Skeeters, Martha C., Community and Clergy: Bristol and the Reformation c. 1530-c.1570 (1993)
Taylor, E. G. R., "The Fisherman's Story, 1354," Geographical Magazine, XXXVII (1/65), 709-12
Taylor, E. G. R., "A Fourteenth Century Riddle and its Solution," Geographical Review, LVI (1964), 573-76
Taylor, E. G. R., ed., The Original Writings and Correspondence of the Two Richard Hakluyts, 2 vols. (1935)
Tuck, James A., "Unearthing Red Bay's Whaling History," National Geographic, July, 1985
Tyacke, Sarah, ed., English Map-Making 1500-1650 (Historical Essays) (1983)
Villiers, Alan, "First Voyage Around the World," National Geographic, June, 1976
White, Richard, "The Scot Who Discovered America," The Highlander, (Nov/Dec 1983), 18-21
Willard, Lawrence F., "Westford's Mysterious Knight," Yankee, XXII (1958), 60-61, 84-89
Williams, Gwyn A., Madoc: The Legend of the Welsh Discovery of America (1979/1987)
Williamson, James A., The Voyages of the Cabots and the English Discovery of North America under Henry VII and Henry VIII (1929)
Wilson, Ian, The Columbus Myth: Did men of Bristol reach America before Columbus? (1991)