The Lost Colonists: Their Fortune And Probable Fate
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The Lost Colonists: Their Fortune And Probable Fate

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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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William Redd
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
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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...more
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Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606 The Roanoke Voyages, 1584-1590, Vol. 2: Documents to Illustrate the English Voyages to North America Under the Patent Granted to Walter Raleigh in 1584 The First Colonists: Documents on the Planting of the First English Settlements in North America, 1584-1590 The Roanoke Voyages, 1584-1590, Volume I The Lost Colonists: Their Fortune and Probable Fate (America's 400th Anniversary Series)

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