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Cannibalism at Jamestown

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annis
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Cannibalism at Jamestown

Postby annis » Fri May 3rd, 2013, 7:46 am

We knew things were dire for the Jamestown settlers.

Now all of us att James Towne beginneinge to feele the sharpe pricke of hunger w[hi]ch noe man trewly descrybe butt he w[hi]ch hathe Tasted the bitternesse thereof.

New evidence shows just how desperate they got.

Story here:
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/25056

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rockygirl
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Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Sun May 5th, 2013, 7:39 pm

I think this has been suspected for a long time. It's touched upon in the excellent documentary "Nightmare at Jamestown."
Currently reading Cocaine Blues.


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