The Lost Colony

In this episode the planning, journey, and establishment another settlement on Roanoke Island are detailed. Finally, John White’s fateful decision to leave for England is briefly outlined. I plan to resume with White’s journey back to England, and what took place between 1587 and 1607, as well as the many theories surrounding the greatest mystery in American History.


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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.

Quinn, David Beers. Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 1985.

Smith, John. The General Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles with the Names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governors from Their Beginning: 1584-1624. volumes 1-2. Bedford, MA: Applewood Books.

Stick, David. Roanoke Island: The Beginnings of English America. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 1983.

US History Timeline – This is a great chronological resource!

The First Colony Foundation

Fort Raleigh NPS

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