Book Review: Savage Kingdom: Recommended for high school students, with a caveat, and adults

Book Review: Savage Kingdom: Recommended for high school students, with a caveat, and adults
by seattleducation2010
Editor’s note: This book review was originally posted at Literary Leisure and written by Taylor Baysinger. “And thy blush being turned to indignation, thou shalt wash, hast washed thy feet in the blood of those native unnatural Traitors, and now becomest a pure English Virgin; a new other Britain, in that new other World; and let […]

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Editor’s note: This book review was originally posted at Literary Leisure  and written by Taylor Baysinger.

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“And thy blush being turned to indignation, thou shalt wash, hast washed thy feet in the blood of those native unnatural Traitors, and now becomest a pure English Virgin; a new other Britain, in that new other World; and let all English say and pray, GOD BLESS VIRGINIA.”

Samuel Purchas, Purchas his Pilgramage (1623)

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

by Benjamin Woolley

★★★★☆

Four centuries ago, and fourteen years before the Mayflower, a group of men — led by a one-armed ex-pirate, an epileptic aristocrat, a reprobate cleric and a government spy — left London aboard a fleet of three ships to start a new life in America. They arrived in Virginia in the spring of 1607 and set about trying to create a settlement on…

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