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Roanoke: The Lost Colony

27 minutes 25 seconds

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This historical reenactment presents the brief life of the first English settlement in the New World. The Roanoke Island Colony, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, had a precarious beginning and a mysterious end that continues to puzzle historians. Cultural differences between the English and Native Americans, poor judgment, England's politics, and weak leadership contributed to the disappearance of the Lost Colony by 1591. Part of the Colonial Life Series.

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Runtime: 27 minutes 25 seconds

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    Kimberly H. (Sedalia, MO)
    January 31st, 2018 at 01:10 PM

    The best re-enactment of the mystery of Roanoke Colony disappearance.

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    marysue m. (Newark, NJ)
    January 26th, 2015 at 09:08 PM

    Great summary of the events leading up to the colonization of Jamestown!