Arcadia II

In the twelfth century, a letter started circulating around medieval courts. This letter was from Prester John, the ruler of a utopian Christian nation with utopian societies and perpetual miracles. It was one of the first fantasies about stepping through a special passage to a magical land.
For three centuries, European monarchs sought out the kingdom of Prester John. Cartographers put in on maps, moving it from Asia to Africa to the Americas, as geographic knowledge expanded. Expeditions, many of which never returned, were sent out bringing letters and gifts to the great king. –Esther Ingliss-Arkell

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story or scene set in the time of Prester John.

Journaling Prompt: How do you envision a perfect place? 

Art Prompt: Utopia

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell the story of Prester John and how it captured the imaginations of people.

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