Of The Sea and Skies: Historic Hampton and Its Times - Gene Williamson. A history of Hampton, Virginia, the book covers a period of more than 500 years, beginning with the exploratory voyages and expeditions that led up to the colonization of Virginia at nearby Jamestown in 1607. Hampton survives today as the oldest English-speaking settlement in continuous existence outside the British Isles. Tantalizing theories (could the Croatoan Indians in the remote hills of North Carolina be descended from the "lost colonists" of the original Roanoke settlement?), and juicy tidbits (mostly about the rather ignoble British nobility), are liberally sprinkled with delightful quotes from Shakespeare. Colorful personalities abound in these pages.
1993, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp.