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We Want Our Gunpowder! Causes of the American War of Independence

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

We Want Our Gunpowder! Causes of the American War of Independence The events leading up to the American Revolution were mainly political in nature, especially in Virginia. The one event that sparked a chain of events leading to revolution in the royal colony was the removal of gunpowder from the town magazine by Lord Dunmore, […]

Love or Lust? William Byrd II and Lucy

| Saturday, July 26th, 2014

William Byrd II married Lucy Parke when she was nineteen years old. Their short life together has made many believe that they did not love each other, and that William enjoyed only sleeping with her. However, there are clues pointing to both  the couple’s constant fighting and that they truly loved each other.  The two had insecurities. […]

From Garden of Eden to the Depths of Hell- The Starving Time at Jamestown

| Saturday, July 19th, 2014

From Garden of Eden to the Depths of Hell- The Starving Time at Jamestown Samantha Rizzo   When the colonists first arrived in Virginia, it seemed to them to be the sacred Garden of Eden, abundant with food and resources to thrive. But they soon discovered that this supposed heaven on Earth would become Hell […]