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Bacon’s Rebellion In 2 Minutes

The uprising that predated the American Revolution by exactly 100 years

A 19th-century engraving of the burning of Jamestown (Public domain)

Bacon’s Rebellion broke out in 1676, a century before the fateful revolution that would deprive Great Britain of her largest North American colonies. The uprising was led by a man named Nathaniel Bacon who had managed to unite the underclass of society against the sitting governor, William…

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