THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Bartholomew Gosnold explores coast of North America looking for likely places to establish a colony.
Virginia Company of London receives its charter. Sends colonists to Chesapeake Bay.
Settlers found Jamestown on an island in James River.
Smith publishes the first of four accounts of the English in America.
First Anglo-Powhatan War begins. Smith suffers injuries in a gunpowder explosion and returns to England.
Kidnapping of Pocahontas by Captain Samuel Argall. John Rolfe introduces cultivation of Spanish-style tobacco.
Pocahontas converts to Christianity and marries Rolfe ending the Anglo-Powhatan War.
Rolfe and Pocahontas travel to England. Pocahontas dies at Gravesend from smallpox while ...