‘1421’ Fiction Petition

Two critical issues have arisen from the claims of Gavin Menzies, his supporters, and his publishers:

  • the academic scrutiny of his claims
  • the ethics of his publisher’s strategies

In order for those issues to be highlighted, it is proposed that a petition be created requesting that public libraries and other repositories of public knowledge re-classify '1421' as fiction, in the same vein as the 'Da Vinci Code' is so classified

If you wish to be a signatory to the petition, please email:

with the word “petition” in the subject line.

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