A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost by James Horn

By James Horn

In 1587, John White led 117 English males, girls, and youngsters to Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina. They was hoping to set up a British foothold in North the United States, yet quickly came upon themselves suffering to outlive. White back to England for support, but if he lower back to Roanoke in 1590, the colonists have been nowhere to be stumbled on: White by no means observed his pals or kin back. yet as James Horn unearths in A nation Strange, a few from the get together survived; their descendants have been stumbled on a century later, a residing testomony to America’s extraordinary origins.

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S t a M a r b u r g , K r i e g s p f e n n i g z a h l a m t , 12. n r . 8 3 0 4 ( 1 7 7 2 ) , p . 4 4 9 ; a n d n r . 8 3 1 0 ( 1 7 7 5 ) , p . 459. 74 K a p p , Soldatenhandel, p . 5 9 . 75 Losch, Soldatenhandel, pp. 7-15. 76 M o o r e , Society and Manners, II, p . 4 1 . 77 Politische Testamente Friedrichs des Grossen, p . 2 0 1 . 78 F. A. , Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland 1764 (London, 1953), p. 150. Like other Englishmen, Boswell mistrusted the Landgraf because of his Catholic conversion.

41O. nr. 1, fols. 16 and 22, Faucitt to Major von Estorff, 14 and 15 Feb. 1776. Estorff was Hannoverian commissary for the Hessian march through the Electorate. 84 Otto Gerland, 'Kasseler Tagesneuigkeiten aus dem 18. Jahrhundert', Hessenland, VII (1893), p. 72. In the Garrison Regiment von Huyn for example, of 22 combatant officers, 36 The Hessians go to America Amongst the rank and file feelings were more mixed. 85 But others were less keen to be torn from loved ones to cross the terrible ocean.

Friedrich married again in 1773. 69 J o h a n n Bernouilli, Jonas Apelblad's Beschreibung seiner Reise durch Ober- und JViedersachsen und Hessen (Berlin and Leipzig, 1785), p. 311. 70 Wolf von Both and Hans Vogel, Landgraf Friedrich II von Hessen-Kassel (Munich, 1973), p. 93. 71 Ibid. 73 To carry out their programme of reform and aid to the arts, Friedrich and his ministers must have seen a new subsidy treaty as timely aid. Undoubtedly the Landgraf, an easily influenced personality, was moved in this direction by Schlieffen, a man of undoubtedly high capacities and strong character.

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