The Starving Time refers to
the winter of 1609–1610 when about three-quarters of the English colonists in Virginia died of starvation or
starvation-related diseases. In his unpublished account A Trewe
Relacyon, George Percy,
who served as president during these grim months, wrote that Englishmen felt "the sharpe
pricke of hunger which noe man trewly descrybe butt he which hathe tasted the
bitternesse thereof." Already for two years, the Jamestown coloni. . .
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