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Thread #62576   Message #1011664
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
02-Sep-03 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Subject: RE: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
"The White Ship sank in the English Channel in the late 11th/early 12th century, drowning (among others), Henry I's heir. It was (apparently) sent to the bottom by drilling several holes through the hull."

Apparently they had the same kind of conspiracy theorists back in the 12th century we have today...