A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke (Paperback)

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In 1587, John White led 117 English men, women, and children to Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina. They hoped to establish a British foothold in North America, but soon found themselves struggling to survive. White returned to England for help, but when he returned to Roanoke in 1590, the colonists were nowhere to be found: White never saw his friends or family again. But as James Horn reveals in A Kingdom Strange, some from the party survived; their descendants were discovered a century later, a living testament to America's remarkable origins.

About the Author


James Horn is Colonial Williamsburg's vice president for research and historical interpretation and the Abby and George O'Neill Director of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. Author or editor of four books on colonial and early American history, he lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780465024902
ISBN-10: 0465024904
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Publication Date: October 4th, 2011
Pages: 296
Language: English