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

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

by James Horn

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A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by James Horn


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465024902
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 279,098
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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.

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Kingdom Strange 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Mimulus More than 1 year ago
This book is tantalizing in its description, and generous with historical documents. I think it might be more accurately categorized as a textbook. There are at least as many notes as there is text. Unfortunately, it has no plot. Certainly some very valuable research has been captured here. Just don't expect a story.
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Nicole McGowan More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Its interesting... good job Jamess Horn!