Life in early colonial Virginia was difficult, brutish, and short-lived as it got for a seventeenth-century Englishmen, as shown in the sufferings of Richard Frethorne. In today’s post, readers get to look at Frethrone’s letters home. It is a great account as to what life was like for an Indentured servant in the new world and their experiences.
Blessed with a cunning ability of outsmarting the Germans and defying their constant traps at every single turn during the second world war, the Gestapo dubbed her “the white mouse”. The actual name of this fearless yet charming woman was Nancy Wake, a New Zealand born journalist who played a critical role in saving lives and never backing down.
Slavery had been deeply intertwined into the economy of the 18th century American colonies. This is the story of a slave in the home of Colonel Ashley and how she used the U.S Revolution to sue for freedom and won her case against the state of Massachusetts.