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Richard Grenville and the Lost Colony of Roanoke / Andrew Gabriel-Powell.

Author:
Gabriel-Powell, Andrew [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
x, 180 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"England's first attempt to colonize America at Roanoke Island in 1585, more than 30 years before the Pilgrims set sail, has been the focus of numerous studies, fictional retellings and media interpretations. Drawing on newly discovered documents, recent archaeological finds and a close reading of contemporary writings, this book brings some fresh perspective to the Roanoke story"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-178) and index.
Contents:
Prologue -- An introduction to Sir Richard Grenville -- The voyage of Amadas and Barlowe, 1584 -- The first voyage of Sir Richard Grenville, 1585 -- The military colony, 1585 (part one) -- The military colony, 1585 (part two) -- The second voyage of Sir Richard Grenville, 1586 -- Preparations for the "Cittie of Ralegh" -- The "lost" colony of 1587 -- The attempts to resupply the colony, 1588 -- The voyage of John White, 1590 -- A review of the Roanoke voyages, 1584-1590 -- From Roanoke to Jamestown -- The search for descendants -- Irrefutable evidence -- The Grenville legacy -- Considered opinions -- Chapter notes.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Biography.
  • History.
ISBN:
  • 9781476665719 (paperback ; alk. paper)
  • 476665710 (paperback ; alk. paper)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN:
2016039317
OCLC:
950930210
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