Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Pocahontas Statue, Gravesend

No-one knows what killed Pocanhontas, but she must have been wide open to any infection that was going the rounds. She was taken ill shortly after boarding a ship bound for Virginia and died in the arms of her husband, John Rolfe. She was buried in the chancel of St George's Church at Gravesend- a place of honour befitting her status as a daughter of "King" Powhatan. She was in her early 20s.

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