Walter Ralegh's Virginia: Roanoke Island and the Lost Colony

Walter Ralegh's Virginia: Roanoke Island and the Lost Colony

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by Aleck Loker
     
 

Twenty years before the founding of Jamestown in Virginia, Sir Walter Ralegh sent more than 100 men, women and children to an uncertain fate in his New World colony that he called "Virginia." Due to unforseen and tragic circumstances, those settlers were left for three years abandoned at Roanoke Island in modern-day North Carolina.

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Overview

Twenty years before the founding of Jamestown in Virginia, Sir Walter Ralegh sent more than 100 men, women and children to an uncertain fate in his New World colony that he called "Virginia." Due to unforseen and tragic circumstances, those settlers were left for three years abandoned at Roanoke Island in modern-day North Carolina.

This book tells the full story of English attempts at establishing a New World settlement and puts the attempts by Sir Walter Ralegh in a longer-term context. It also recounts what befell the "Lost Colonists" and offers the most likely theory of what was their ultimate fate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011837197
Publisher:
Solitude Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
482,201
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

I'm a ninth-generation Maryland native who knows and loves history. I attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1964. After college, I enjoyed a thirty-three year career at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. In my Navy career, I achieved recognition for innovative work that was widely published. My collaboration with Naval test pilots and engineers spanned virtually every facet of the aircraft flight test work at the Patuxent Navy base. I served as the Executive Director of the Naval Air Station during my last three years with the Navy.

Along the way, I studied local history and published numerous articles in magazines and in the Chronicles of St. Mary’s, a publication of the St. Mary’s County Historical Society. My first book-length work was the popular A Most Convenient Place, Leonardtown, Maryland 1650-1950, which has gone into the second printing.

My first novel, A Matter of Space, reflects my strong affection for the important work done by the Navy at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and the equally important work of the archaeologists, historians, interpreters and staff at Historic St. Mary’s City.

My wife Ann and I live in Williamsburg, Virginia. I'm currently working on a series of children’s stories and a third novel.

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