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The ruined fortress of Montsegur in the French Pyrenees was the last stronghold of the Cathar heretics, and reputed sanctuary of their great religious treasure, the "Holy Grail", guarded by the Templars. Montsegur was sacked by the forces of the Inquisition on March 16, 1244, but legends insist that the "Holy Grail" was taken to safety before the doomed citadel was stormed by soldiers of Simon de Montfort.

Was a castle in Nova Scotia the new haven for the "Holy Grail"? Do ruins in a Nova Scotia village conceal a dramatic and romantic chapter of history?

Is the famous and mysterious "Money Pit" on Oak Island in Mahone Bay connected with a desperate and courageous attempt to save the "Holy Grail"?

Was Samuel de Champlain a secret agent for the Grail Dynasty, and did his maps and journals purposefully obscure the location of the Grail's secret refuge in Acadia?

And, just before Nova Scotia was attacked by Sedgewick in 1654, was the "Holy Grail" again transported to a new haven ... Montreal, founded by a mysterious secret society called the Compagnie du Saint-Sacrement?

Holy Grail Across the Atlantic offers fascinating answers to these questions, and presents an interpretation of early North American history that you may prefer to doubt ... but will not be able to forget!

First Canadian Edition, by Hounslow Press, Toronto, 1988. Sixth Canadian printing, 1998. 16,000 Canadian copies sold to date. All rights except Canadian and UK book publishing rights available. All other territorial and translation rights are available, including Film, Television and Video.

NOTE TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS. Copies of this book can be purchased from major bookstores in Canada. Canadians can purchase this book online at www.chapters.ca. Or, order directly through Hounslow Press, The Dundurn Group (www.dundurn.com), 8 Market Street, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5E 1M6, (416)214-5544.

Note to NON-CANADIAN residents... you can most easily order this book online through www.amazon.com.


An investigation into the Secret History of Christopher Columbus. The book poses some intriguing questions and provides some startling answers.

Was Columbus really a merchant sailor from Genoa, the son of humble wool-carders? Or was he, as the author suggests, possibly a French pirate, or a Mallorcan navigator, or even the scion of some royal or noble family?

If Columbus was a penniless castaway of common birth, what mysterious power did he wield that allowed him to marry into Portuguese nobility only two years after his sudden appearance on the pages of history?

What awesome secret did he hold that guaranteed him the friendship and support of the Royal House of Portugal? What influenced Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to sponsor his voyage? Where and how did Columbus obtain the maps that showed his 'discovery' in advance?

None of these strange paradoxes has ever been explained before.

First published in 1991 by Hounslow Press, Toronto. Reprint by A&B Books, New York, 1992. All book publication rights available.

Unbound photocopy of original Canadian Edition (Hounslow Press, Toronto, 1991), autographed by the Author.



A decade ago, Michael Bradley published the Canadian bestseller, Holy Grail Across the Atlantic (Hounslow Press, 1988), presenting the astounding evidence that a European settlement in Canada had been established in Nova Scotia ninety-four years before Columbus and ninety-nine years before John Cabot.

Incredibly, mediaeval documents and maps showed that this settlement had been founded by refugee Knights Templar from Scotland - knights who had been created for the sole purpose of guarding the Holy Grail. Bradley presented evidence that these Grail-believing religious refugees and their knightly protectors had been instrumental in discovering, settling, and influencing the development of New France and, later, the fledgling American Republic.

The book was automatically ridiculed by conventional North American historians, while at the same time serving as the model for European works (e.g. The Sword and the Grail by Britain's Andrew Sinclair). Michael Bradley's investigation stimulated some serious professional and academic researchers to join his quest to find further evidence of the Knights Templar in Canada and the United States.

In 1998 came the publication of the long-awaited sequel to Holy Grail Across the Atlantic - Grail Knights of North America.

Realizing from mediaeval documents that the initial Nova Scotia refuge of AD 1398 must have harboured many Grail believers, and that the secret colony must have expanded, Bradley began to trace evidence of Grail Knights from Nova Scotia, through New Brunswick to the St. Lawrence River, and on to the Great Lakes as far as Niagara, New York State, and central Pennsylvania. Evidence of their presence has been uncovered on both the Canadian and American sides of this great waterway.

Bradley poses compelling questions about his discoveries, and offers plausible and provocative answers as we travel with him and his companions (both academic and amateur) along the trail of the Grail Knights of North America.

NOTE TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS. Copies of this book can be purchased from major bookstores in Canada. Canadians can purchase this book online at www.chapters.ca. Or, order directly through Hounslow Press, The Dundurn Group (www.dundurn.com), 8 Market Street, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5E 1M6, (416)214-5544.

Note to NON-CANADIAN residents... you can most easily order this book online through www.amazon.com.


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