'Pocahontas at the Court of James I', play at Crystal Palace, Sydenham, 1911.

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'Pocahontas at the Court of James I', play at Crystal Palace, Sydenham, 1911.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

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Part 3, Scene 2, of a play; part of the Pageant of London. Pocahontas (1595-1617) was a Native American princess, daughter of Powhatan, king of the Powhatan tribe in Virginia. She travelled to London and was presented at King James's (1566-1625) court. She married an Englishman, John Rolfe, and bore a child before dying of smallpox on the return journey to America. Illustration from 'The Crystal Palace, Sydenham: to be sold by auction...on Tuesday 28th day of November 1911', published in London by Knight, Frank & Rutley, 1911.

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