The English 1584 Virginia Scouting Mission

This episode recounts the 1584 scouting mission undertaken by Raleigh’s group of explorers/colonizers, and shows how that mission sparked further interest toward settling Virginia.

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Horn, James. A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

Houston, Lebame and Hird, Barbara. editors. Roanoke Revisited… The Story of the First English Settlements in the New World and the Fabled Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. Penny Books, 1997.

Hume, Ivor Noel. The Virginia Adventure: Roanoke to James Towne – An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

Kuperman, Karen Ordahl. Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony. Plymouth,    UK: Rowan and Littlefield, 2007.

Miller, Lee. Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony. New York: Aarcade, 2001.

Mapp, Alfred J. Virginia Experiment: The Old Dominion’s Role in the Making of   America, 1607-1781. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc, 2006.

US History Timeline – This is a great chronological resource!

The First Colony Foundation

Fort Raleigh NPS

Picture Credit: John White’s 1585 Map


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