Did Shakespeare Know About Virginia Dare?

Did Shakespeare Know About Virginia Dare?

Obviously, we cannot know for certain what Shakespeare did or didn't know, but we can surmise from great evidence. In this case, there is a consensus among historians that yes, Shakespeare–and indeed everyone in England—knew about Virginia Dare. Virginia...
Did Shakespeare Meet Pocahontas?

Did Shakespeare Meet Pocahontas?

IMAGE: Portrait of Pocahontas, wearing a tall hat, and seen at half-length. Around the oval lettering reads: “MATOAKA AĽS REBECCA FILIA POTENTISS: PRINC: POWHATANI IMP: VIRGINIÆ”. Below oval “Ætatis suæ 21. Ao / 1616.” Below: “Matoaks aľs...
Did Shakespeare Know John Smith?

Did Shakespeare Know John Smith?

IMAGE:Based on John Smith's 1614 voyage along the New England coast, this is the first printed map devoted specifically to this region. It is also the first to use the name “New England”for an area that had up until this time been called “North Virginia.”Smith, who is...
Did Shakespeare Meet Squanto?

Did Shakespeare Meet Squanto?

IMAGE: Squanto or Tisquantum teaching the Plymouth colonists to plant corn with fish. Bricker, Garland Armor. The Teaching of Agriculture in the High School. New York: Macmillan, 1911. Page 112. Source One of the heroes of American history is Squanto.  also called...
Did Shakespeare Write Caliban as an Indian?

Did Shakespeare Write Caliban as an Indian?

IMAGE:Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban dancing on the island shore from The Tempest Source. This month we are exploring Native American tribes mostly in North America, but we are going to start with one particular island native who is strongly associated with what...