A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke (Paperback)
About the Author
James Horn is the president of the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation. He is author and editor of five books on colonial American history, including A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America and 1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
"Magnificent...Horn's winning account is a gripping adventure story about global ambition, individual hardship, and an unsolved historical mystery."—Christian Science Monitor
"The fate of the Lost Colony is a mystery at the heart of the nation's founding, chock full of odd characters, conspiracy theories, strange turns of events -- even enigmatic carvings left behind on trees. James Horn...has written a lucid and readable account of the Roanoke colony and the forces that created it. He makes a persuasive case for what must have happened to the settlers."—Washington Post
"[A] fast-paced tale of greed, adventure, and tragedy that distills pretty much all that is known and most of what is surmised about the Lost Colony."—Seattle Times
"A story of overweening ambition, heartbreak, greed, and repeated failure that...stamped Britain's culture and power on North America."—The Weekly Standard