Henry’s got silver, and now everyone wants a piece of him. Silas returns and tries to make nice with his wife and brother, and Joss tries to save herself. Continue reading Jamestown: Fool’s Silver
DBL is stealing again, possibly because she’s actually insane; Silas goes off in search of Henry, who’s on his way home; and Joss gets some leverage Continue reading Jamestown: Summer Solstice
Yeardley is laid up with kidney stones, and almost immediately, the whole settlement goes to hell, with the militia revolting & Joss confessing to murder Continue reading Jamestown: He’s Got Stones, All Right
A graverobbing incident sets off gold fever throughout Jamestown, Henry heads out on an expedition with Davy, and Reade gets mouthy and almost dies Continue reading Jamestown: There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills!
The arrival of some natives from a neighbouring village give us all a glimpse of how much stupidity is actually at work here Continue reading Jamestown: What Sort of Friends Have We?
Is Verity suicidal? Because she pretty much does everything in her power–short of putting the noose around her own neck–to get herself executed for witchcraft. Continue reading Jamestown: Cursed
Alice, Verity and Jocelyn arrive in the Jamestown colony to meet their new husbands and start carving out lives for themselves in this brave new world Continue reading Jamestown: Here Come the Brides
This Week’s Question: Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland from 1846 to 1888, was also known for studying what middle eastern monument? Last Week’s Question: On 20 December 1606 three ships set sail for the new world to establish Jamestown. What was the settlement’s original name? Answer: Jamestown was originally named James Fort after King James I of England. The bit of land chosen by … Continue reading Trivia Thursday: It’s So Tall!
On 25 July 1609, an emigrant ship called the Sea Venture found itself in dire straits after battling a hurricane for three days. Battered and taking on water, she was deliberately beached on the reefs of what would later turn out to be Bermuda, allowing all 150 people aboard, plus one dog, to land safely. Sea Venture, England’s first purpose-designed emigrant ship, set out from … Continue reading Any Excuse for a Vacation
On April 10, 1606, King James I granted a royal charter to the Virginia Company of London, granting the company permission to start colonizing Virginia and the areas surrounding it. It also explicitly granted permission to dig and mine for precious metals, and demanded that 1/5 of any gold or silver and 1/15 of any copper extracted would automatically be given to the crown. Company … Continue reading For Glory, God, and Gold and the Virginia Company