Nathan Bacon revolt

(45 words)
  • Editors

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.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Editors. "Nathan Bacon revolt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=11112, accessed 29 July 2014.]