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The Virginia Adventure

Roanoke to James Towne
Ivor Noël Hume


BUY Paper · 491 pp. · 6.13 × 9.25 · ISBN 9780813917580 · $38.50 · Oct 1997

In The Virginia Adventure, Noel Hume turns his attention to the two earliest English settlements in Virginia, Roanoke and James Towne, with fascinating results. Combining information gathered through excavations of the sites with contemporary accounts from journals, letters, and official records of the period, the author illuminates the exploits of Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and death of Pocahontas; and the dissapearance of the Roanoke colony.

About the Author: 

Ivor Noel Hume is the former director of Colonial Williamsburg's archaeological research program and the author of fifteen books, including Martin's Hundred (available from the University of Virginia Press). Noel Hume lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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