Talk:Humphrey Gilbert

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Decapitation[edit]

The statement in this article that 'the practice of decapitating slain enemies was common in Gaelic Ireland at this time' is simply wrong. It should be removed. Has anybody got any evidence to support this assertion? If evidence is not forthcoming I am going to remopve it.

What is not in dispute is the Crown's practice of decapitating those they considered traitors and prominently displaying their heads on spikes or poles in public places. ~~

I have now removed this sentence from the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 147.252.214.159 (talk) 11:01, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

  • The statement is spot on, but I have no reference for it and that's all that matters for Wikipedia. Shtove (talk) 02:25, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Sea monster?[edit]

I think the last paragraph is extremely misleading. The closest report to this one is http://www.mun.ca/sgs/science/july1483.html. I think we say that they claim to have seen a monster rather than agreeing that they did. Also was there really any debate about whether this monster sank them? All sources agree that it was a storm that did that job?

The summaries of two novels using Gilbert as protagonist are interesting, but shouldn't they have their own articles linking to here? They sound mad - might check them out.--shtove 20:38, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

A member of the Davies-Gilbert Family[edit]

As I understand it, a possible descendent of Gilbert, Mary Ann married Davies Giddy, who changed his name to "Gilbert".

Their son was named John Davies Gilbert and subsequent generations inserted a hyphen: Davies-Gilbert.

Humphrey Gilbert was NOT a member of theDavies Gilbert family as he was not related to the Davies Giddy/Gilbert line.

I have removed the verbless statement "A member of the Davies-Gilbert Family".

=== Vernon White (talk) 15:02, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Article's origin?[edit]

The paragraph about Gilbert's mottoes appears on literally hundreds of sites. This is obviously a case of a cut and paste spreadimg like a disease epidemic all over the net. It's true rhat many people paste wikipedia entries onto their sites, and many wikipedia articles are cut and pasted from elsewhere. I do not believe that this article is an original effort costructed from reliable sources, I think it has been pasted from elsewhere, and I don't trust it at all as a source of information. There are insufficient citations.77Mike77 (talk) 03:34, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Check the history - article was mostly writeen between 2003 & 2007. I think most of it relies on the DNB, although the citations don't reflect this.Shtove (talk) 16:20, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Pederast[edit]

I'm adding back the allegation of pederasty from this source: http://www.oxforddnb.com/templates/article.jsp?articleid=10690&back= Shtove (talk) 16:22, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

coat of arms appears to be wrong[edit]

The cited source for Humphrey Gilbert's coat of arms was published 300 years or so after his death. However, the coat of arms recorded by his son in the 1620 Devon Visitation here is slightly different: "argent, on a chevron SABLE (black), three roses of the field." For wikipedia, which source is more reliable?--Other Choices (talk) 11:30, 11 January 2014 (UTC)