Events

Jennifer Potter – Traded for Tobacco: The True Story of the Virginia Company’s ‘Maids for Virginia’ in City of London

London

January 17, 2019

2 pm

In 1621, the near-bankrupt Virginia Company of London shipped fifty-six young women from England to Jamestown, Virginia, to make wives for the planters of its struggling colony. For each woman ‘sold’, company investors stood to profit from a bride price of 150lbs of best-leaf tobacco. Who were they, and why did they agree to travel into a perilous and uncertain future? Find out more from Jennifer Potter, author of The Jamestown Brides.

More information

Location

Guildhall Library
Aldermanbury
London
EC2V 7HH

Other events