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Who was Prester John

In the twelfth century, a letter arrived for the Pope claiming to be from “Prester John,” the leader of a Christian kingdom in the east that was in danger of being overrun by infidels. Prester John reportedly asked for help from European brethren. Though Prester John and his kingdom were never discovered, his mysterious letter sparked travels and explorations for centuries in an attempt to rescue the kingdom.



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