Bacon's Rebellion: The Burning of Jamestown

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Joshua J. Mark
by Howard Pyle
published on 23 February 2021
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The Burning of Jamestown. Illustration by Howard Pyle, from page 120 of Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History: from 458 A.D. to 1905 by Benson John Lossing, Ed. Vol 5 of 10, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905 CE.

The image depicts the dramatic climax of Bacon's Rebellion of 1676 CE when the rebels burned Jamestown. Nathaniel Bacon, the leader, died of dysentery in October 1676 CE, and the insurrection failed. The remaining leaders of the revolt were then hanged by Governor George Berkeley.

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Pyle, H. (2021, February 23). Bacon's Rebellion: The Burning of Jamestown. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13478/bacons-rebellion-the-burning-of-jamestown/

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Pyle, Howard. "Bacon's Rebellion: The Burning of Jamestown." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Feb 2021. Web. 23 Sep 2021.