January 2 1647 AD: Sir Walter Triumph Embarks On His Voyage of Discoverie

Sir Walter Triumph, a lesser Irish noble, embarks on a voyage of discovery in the name of the Crown. Refusing to admit to the discovery of America by Columbus a century and a half earlier, Sir Walter announces that he will travel to the New World ”And difcover fabled Amurkie, thereby laying claime to alle of itf taters and baccie”. He is refused passage on four America bound sailing barques and dies in Athlone.

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