The Execution of Captain George Kendall

Surprisingly little is known about George Kendall- the first Englishman to be convicted by a jury and sentenced to death in Anglo-Saxon America. But the circumstances of his execution serve to illustrate not just the politics of the first settlement of the Virginia Colony, but of its wider role in the convoluted world of intrigue in the courts of mother Europe over control of the New World.

Oct 20, 2021 | 14:21 | Lance Geiger

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