1607 vividly tells the story of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the situation of the original Indian inhabitants, the arrival of the British settlers 400 years ago, the building of the town, and modern excavations at the site. Along the way, we meet such familiar figures as King James, John Smith, and Pocahontas. We also come across strange episodes of cannibalism and skullduggery, heroism and romantic love. The book is a compilation of articles from Colonial Williamsburg magazine.
Dennis Montgomery began his career as a writer and editor with the Associated Press in 1968. His work with Colonial Williamsburg, the journal of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, began twenty-three years later, and led him to the magazine's helm in 1998.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Shadows on the Land Chapter 4 Virginia's Father Chapter 5 The Virginia Company of London Chapter 6 Captain John Smith Chapter 7 Captain John Smith's Christmas Chapter 8 "no fayre Lady" Chapter 9 Romancing Pocahontas Chapter 10 "we are starved" Chapter 11 "things which seame incredible" Chapter 12 "such a dish as powdered wife I never heard of" Chapter 13 The Mystery of Sir George Somers and His Bermuda Triangle Chapter 14 The Revered Robert Hunt Chapter 15 John Clarke's Tale Chapter 16 Henricus Chapter 17 No Wine Before It's Time Chapter 18 Tobacco Chapter 19 Sailor, Soldier, Scoundrel Chapter 20 Pocahontas's London Christmas Chapter 21 Footprints on the Past Chapter 22 "accepte our poore indevour" Chapter 23 Historical Rivalry Chapter 24 "the tyme appointed" Chapter 25 How Was "the tyme appointed"? Chapter 26 Chanco's Reward Chapter 27 Doctor John Pott Chapter 28 "the unfortunate Accident" Chapter 29 Jamestown Rediscovered