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29 July
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Gavin Menzies at it Again

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He has a new book called 1434: The Year A Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed To Italy and Ignited The Renaissance.  You can read the article here from Reuters and decide for yourself if it is historical fiction or fact?

Now he says a Chinese fleet brought encyclopedias of technology undiscovered by the West to Italy in 1434, laying the foundation for the engineering marvels such as flying machines later drawn by Italian polymath Leonardo.

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