In this gripping account based on new archival material, colonial historian James Horn tells for the first time the complete story of what happened to the Roanoke colonists and their descendants. A compellingly original examination of one of the great unsolved mysteries of American history, A Kingdom Strange will be essential reading for anyone interested in our national origins.
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North Carolina, part of the Deep South, was the scene of important battles in the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Roanoke Island was the site of a failed early settlement in Virginia, sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh. Walter Raleigh was an early promoter of English colonization in Virginia but eventually encountered political problems in England was was beheaded.