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The shipwreck that saved Jamestown : the Sea Venture castaways and the fate of America

Author: Lorri Glover; Daniel Blake Smith
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Floundering from two years of warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers, the Virginia Company was about to collapse. To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609--the largest fleet England had ever assembled--and sailed into the teeth of a storm ... The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorri Glover; Daniel Blake Smith
ISBN: 9780805086546 0805086544
OCLC Number: 177818614
Description: 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: London Dreams --
A Grand Enterprise --
Voyage to Hell --
Distressing News --
The Isle of Devils --
Trouble in Paradise --
Jamestown Starving --
Redemption in Virginia --
God is English --
O Brave New World.
Responsibility: Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith.
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Floundering from two years of warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers, the Virginia Company was about to collapse. To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609--the largest fleet England had ever assembled--and sailed into the teeth of a storm ... The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane separated the flagship from the fleet, driving it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda--a lucky shipwreck (all hands survived) which proved the turning point in the colony's fortune.--From publisher description.

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