The Lost Colonists: Their Fortune And Probable Fate
Discusses the composition of the Lost Colony of 1587, conditions on Roanoke Island, and the activites of the English colonists after landing there. The author speculates about what happened to the colonists and offers his conclusion as to their fate. Includes a brief evaluation of the sources.
Paperback, 53 pages
Published by North Carolina Division of Archives & History
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So, I thought this book was going to provide more insight into what may have become of the Lost Colonists. Really, it is just a history of the founding of the colony, John White leaving, some hard speculation of what may have become (and by some, I mean one chapter), John White's return and lack of real search for his colonists (including his own daughter and grandchild), and then speculation on what became of the Chesapeake Bay colony (which, while made up of members of the original Roanoke gro...more
David Beers Quinn was an Irish historian who wrote extensively on the voyages of discovery and colonisation of America. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he graduated from Queen's University, Belfast in 1931. He then completed a PhD on the early Tudor administration in Ireland at King's College London. He subsequently spent five years as lecturer at University College, Southampton (now Southampton Universi...moreMore about David Beers Quinn...