Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America

Version: Unabridged
Author: Benjamin Woolley
Narrator: David Drummond
Genres: North America
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: July 2007
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 14 hours
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Overview

Drawing on new discoveries, neglected sources, and manuscript collections scattered across the world, Savage Kingdom challenges the textbook image of the first American colony, Jamestown, as a mere money-making venture. Instead, Jamestown is revealed as a reckless, daring enterprise led by outcasts of the Old World who found themselves interlopers in a new one.

Author Details

Author Details

Woolley, Benjamin

Benjamin Woolley is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He is the author of the best-selling "The Queen's Conjuror: The Life and Magic of Dr. John Dee" and "Heal Thyself: Nicholas Culpeper and the Civil War for the Heart of Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England". His first book, "Virtual Worlds", was short-listed for the RhOne-Poulenc Prize and has been translated into eight languages. His second work, "The Bride of Science", examined the life of Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter. He has written and presented documentaries for the BBC on subjects ranging from the fight for liberty du