The Journey to Jamestown Begins in 1606...

At the start of the 17th century, Shakespeare's plays are being staged in England, Guy Fawkes schemes to blow up Parliament, the plague runs rampant and superpowers Spain and England are in a bitter struggle for dominance. Spain is ahead in exploration and has two permanent colonies in what is now the United States. The British have less success. In their two tries to establish a colony on Roanoke Island, the first fails, and its survivors return ton England; the second disappears without a trace.

[Comic strip illustrating the early history of Jamestown.]

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