Bacon's Rebellion Timeline

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  • 1675
    Tensions in Virginia Colony mount between Governor George Berkeley and landowner Nathanial Bacon and their supporters.
  • 1676
    Bacon's Rebellion; Jamestown is burned in revolt over governor's pro-Native American and early settler's rights.
  • Oct 1676
    Nathaniel Bacon, leader of insurrection, dies of dysentery; rebellion fails and Governor Berkeley later executes other leaders.
  • 1677
    Governor Berkeley ordered back to England; Sir Herbert Jeffreys becomes governor of Virginia and restores order.