Uncovering the Spear of Destiny
Coveted by emperors and kings, this relic has the strongest claim to be the authentic weapon that pierced the side of Jesus at his crucifixion. Legend has it that the Spear passed from the Roman Centurion Longinus into the hands of St Maurice, Emperor Constantine, Charlemagne, Charles IV of Bohemia. Moreover, it was this single, immensely potent artefact that Adolf Hitler seized following the Nazis’ successful invasion of Austria in 1938. In a manner unprecedented before this time, Robert Feather was able to gain permission not merely to examine this priceless treasure in a laboratory environment, but also to take apart the delicate bands that hold it together. Using this invaluable information alongside the spear’s known provenance, Robert will present an unmissable audio-visual presentation in which he reconstructs the relic’s fascinating history, which goes back at least 1500 years.
Robert Feather studied
at St. Marylebone Grammar School and Sir John Cass College, London University,
subsequently becoming a Member of the Institution of Metallurgists and
a Chartered Engineer. Working initially in research for BICC, on precious
metals casting, and the British Iron & Steel Federation, he joined
STEEL TIMES as assistant editor and has spent the last 25 years working
in journalism and technical publishing. He has written for a wide cross
section of technical magazines and was founder editor of the METALLURGIST
& MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIST, editor of PURCHASING & SUPPLY, WEIGHING
& MEASURING and a number of other technical journals. Having set
up his own publishing company he acquired a share in Chess & Bridge
Ltd, an ex- Robert Maxwell company in 1992.
To learn more about
Robert Feather and his books check out his website at www.copper-scroll.com