Big Chief Elizabeth.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
The adventures and fate of the first english colonists in america.
FIRST US EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. x + 358 pp. Bound in original quarter maroon cloth, gilt over buff boards, in pictorial dust wrapper. Deckled fore edge. A fine copy. Illustrated by maps and numerous text figures. Account of early English exploration and attempted settlement of North America, from 1536 onwards, including Raleigh's lost Roanoke colony, 1584-90. It examines the involvement of Drake, Grenville and Humfrey Gilbert as well as the native Americans, Manteo and Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas. Giles Milton (b.1966) is a narrative historian, whose earlier works covered the sixteenth and centuries, including the best selling Nathaniel's Nutmeg (1999), and later moved on to events of twentieth century history, including the Second World War.
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