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The Tudor Society

August 18 – Virginia Dare

On this day in Tudor history, 18th August 1587, the first child born to English settlers in the New World was born in the Roanoke Colony.

Her name was Virginia Dare and the colony has gone down in history as the Lost Colony due to all of its 115 colonists disappearing.

Let me explain what happened...

The article I mention can be found at https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/carolinas-lost-colony-the-fate-of-the-first-british-settlers-in-america-was-a-mystery-until-now-10457335.html

And here is a more up to date video on the lost colony...

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August 18 – Virginia Dare