Thursday, May 02, 2013

Hot topics from the seventeenth century

On this day in 1670, Charles II chartered the Hudson's Bay Company.

And in 1609-10, it is now confirmed, the colonial settlers of Jamestown in Virginia took to eating each other to survive. Only about 60 of 300 among them survived.

The previous winter, 1608-09, only 8 of Champlain's 28 winterers at Quebec had survived.
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