" As a fan of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, I tore into this thick book hoping for a better insight onto the daily life of the knights, peasants, and painters of the era. Now, I know far too much about the Catholic church and how it was shattered by corrupt officers and their selling of indulgences among other highly questionable acts. The final section about Magellan was a revelation and a nice change from Anglican politics. His real life journey reads like a lost chapter from the Tales of the Black Freighter. An interesting book, but not what I was expecting. "
— Bill, 1/16/2014