Nathan Bacon revolt (45 words)
Historical Context Note
On 19 September, Nathaniel Bacon led a group of disaffected planters against what they perceived was the autocratic British Governor, Sir William Berkeley. The rebels burned Jamestown, Virginia. However, when Bacon was killed during the uprising, the rebellion collapsed. Twenty-three of Bacon's followers were subsequently executed.11112 Nathan Bacon revolt 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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Editors. "Nathan Bacon revolt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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