Lorri Glover Lecture

“The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America”

Lorri Glover, co-author of “The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America” and associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee, delivered this lecture at Jamestown Settlement on June 13, 2009, in the second of four lectures accompanying the“Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies” special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement. She provides an overview of the 2008 book, “the tale of one of the greatest rescue stories in American history,” one that became the inspiration for Shakespeare’s last play “The Tempest” and ensured England’s continued commitment to colonization in the West.