Bacon’s Rebellion, take two

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September 19, 2008

11:02 AM

A special tour will walk groups of tourists through Jamestown as colonialists reenact Bacon’s Rebellion Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., according to a press release. The program, told through the eyes of a colonial Jamestown resident, Thomas Matthew, will last about an hour and culminate in a controlled burning of the town.

In 1676, an intense rebellion spread throughout Virginia; it divided the state between followers of Nathaniel Bacon, a rebel, and Governor Sir William Berkely, a representative of the crown. The rebellion is most known for Bacon’s march to Jamestown, the state’s capital at the time, with an intent to destroy the city.

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