sillydoll said:Gotescalco, archbishop of Le Puy - 950AD
sillydoll said:You may be right - but then you may be crazy!
sillydoll said:In c 1140 Aimery Picaud described a route from Le Puy to Spain, which one can be forgiven for thinking was the established route taken by the good Bishop and those who followed after him. Why believe otherwise?
sillydoll said:I agree that urban legends spread across the Net like webs to entangle us poor believers!
http://www.trentobike.org/bycountry_one/Spain.html (whilst discussing the camino Frances claims that he walked 'the trail')
sillydoll said:Even the Rioja website at:
http://www.riojainternet.com/turismo/ri ... tiago.html - claims that he passed by the monastery of San Martin de Albelda which is in La Rioja region - then part of Navarre.
"In the National Library of Paris is a valuable manuscript coming from the La Riojan locality of Albelda de Iregua. It is dated 950 and in the prologue the monk writes of the peregrination to Compostela by de Gotescalco, French bishop of LePuy. He passed by the monastery of San Martin de Albelda. Given the early date, Gotescalco would be one of the first well-known pilgrim to travel to Santiago."
laurie said:one of the bugbears of walking pilgrims - the old Roman roads that became Mediaeval tracks are now buried under tarmac.