Pocahontas

In an attempt to promote their American colony, the ailing Virginia Company not only paid preachers to urge their congregations to emigrate but, in 1615, brought the Indian princess Pocahontas on a publicity tour to London, where she died. See LONDON 'God's Fire'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first leap year in the modern sense was in 1752 in Britain, with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies. This was not the first time leap years had been used; the Julian calendar used before 1752 had a simpler system of leap years, and The Islamic calendar Al-Hijra also has an extra day added to the 12th month Zul Hijja on leap years.




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