I originally posted the following information and commentary upon my Facebook wall…
Meet Jane, the 14-Year-Old Eaten When the First British Settlers in America Turned to Cannibalism:
(Annabel Venning) She had arrived in America only a few months earlier. After a stormy 16-week voyage across the Atlantic, Jane, a 14-year-old girl from southern England, would have been relieved to reach land when she scrambled ashore at Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America, in August 1609.
But any sense of salvation was to be short-lived. For, soon afterwards, the colony began to starve.
Food was already scarce when seven ships — including the one Jane travelled on — arrived with another 300 settlers to add to the 100 or so trying to eke out an existence in the swampy outpost.
My Commentary: Savages.
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