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Many people are familiar with Juan Ponce de Leon and the mythos that surround him. But many do not know who the real man was.
Juan Ponce de Leon His new and Revised Genealogy is one of the most extensive and complete biographical works to date that reveals the many facets of Juan Ponce; his history, the politics of his day, his discoveries, his exploration and his failures.
The work also reveals who were the members of his immediate family, his legitimate and illegitimate wives, ancestors as well as his descendants; their accomplishments and their human shortcomings.
The author, John Ayes has made some new and important discoveries via his research and transcription of original documents and reference materials that have been included in the book. The reader has been empowered to be able to read the contents of the original documents in two languages, English and Spanish. Most important is the actual copy of the contract that had been drawn between the king and Juan Ponce de Leon outlining what was expected and what time limit had been set to fulfill the binding clauses that set the stage for the exploration and discovery of Florida and its surrounding islands that were executed at Juan Ponce de Leon's own expense.
The book is a serious study of the genealogy of the explorer's ancestry, his immediate family members, legitimate and illegitimate wives and his descendants who also impacted the New World and wrote their own chapters within the pages of American and Spanish history. Many family trees have been mapped out via the original documentation and reference material and previous errors in the Ponce de Leon, de Ordaz, Sotomayor, de Nava and many other family genealogies have been corrected.
The history of Spain during the time of the Phoenician invasion, the invasion of the Visigoth as well as that of the Moors have been included so the reader can understand the mindset of the conquistador and their military experiences that shaped the conquest of the New World.
The book is presently in its final stages of formatting before publication.
Its size: 8.5" x 11" Hard Cover.
Will be offered for purchase on a global scale online via, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.com
The author will update this blog when the book is finally published.