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Kingdom Strange

The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke

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Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by James Horn
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In 1587, John White and 117 men, women, and children landed off the coast of North Carolina on Roanoke Island, hoping to carve a colony from fearsome wilderness. A mere month later, facing quickly diminishing supplies and a fierce native population, White sailed back to England in desperation. He persuaded the wealthy Sir Walter Raleigh, the expeditions sponsor, to rescue the imperiled colonists, but by the time White returned with aid the colonists of Roanoke were nowhere to be found. He never saw his friends or family again. In this gripping account based on new archival material, colonial historian James Horn tells for the first time the complete story of what happened to the Roanoke colonists and their descendants. A compellingly original examination of one of the great unsolved mysteries of American history, A Kingdom Strange will be essential reading for anyone interested in our national origins.

Author Biography

James Horn is Vice President of Research and Historical Interpretation and O'Neill Director of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and lecturer at the College of William & Mary. He is author most recently of "A Land as God Made It." He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, maps
Imprint
Basic Books
Pages
304
Dimensions
140x210x28
ISBN-13
9780465004850
Product ID
3957593

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