I have just watched an episode (series 1, episode 5) of the Mysteries of the Missing documentary series. Half of this one dealt with the mysterious sunstones of the Vikings, by which they are believed to have navigated the Atlantic. They also used wooden sundials (hand-held) that worked when the sun was out, but… Continue reading Did our medieval vessels have the Viking sunstone for navigation….?
Apart from experts, how many of us know what a cog or a caravel looked like? How big was it? How many sails? Where would they be found? Well, I have just happened upon this site which is very helpful and has some excellent illustrations. It’s not the ultimate source for all things seaworthy,… Continue reading An explanatory list of medieval ships….