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Tim Severin was born in India in 1940. While still a student of Geography and History at Oxford University he embarked on the Marco Polo Expedition with Stanley Johnson and Michael de Larrabeiti. This was the start of his career as an explorer and writer. Severin has recreated a number of legendary voyages and journeys in order to determine how much of the legends are based on factual experience. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: History For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Marco Polo Expedition was a motorcycle journey undertaken in 1960 by Tim Severin, Stanley Johnson and Michael de Larrabeiti. ... Stanley Johnson Stanley Patrick Johnson (born in August, 1940 in Cornwall) is a British politician including being a Conservative MEP from 1979 to 1984, noted advocate of population control, and father of Boris Johnson. ... Michael de Larrabeiti, author, born 18 August in Lambeth, London in 1934, currently lives in Oxfordshire. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ...

He currently lives in Ireland.




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  • The official Tim Severin Site

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Tim Severin and his crew put the possibility to the test by setting out in a small open boat made of ox-hides to follow the stepping stone route" by way of Hebrides, Faeroes, Iceland and along the coast of Greenland.
In 1989 Tim Severin received a unique invitation: he was asked to participate in a Mongol mounted expedition to celebrate the achievements of the greatest warlord in the history of the world, Genghis Khan.
Severin then meets the descendants of Man Friday: Miskito Indians living in the swamp lands of Nicaragua where they are fiercely independent and enjoy the benefits of modern piracy-marijuana and cocaine flotsam washed up on their shores.
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