A Brave Vessel
This event was one of the Friday Evening “Java Series” Lectures at the 1699 Isaac Winslow House.
Hobson Woodward, associate editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, talked about his book A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Viking; July 9, 2009). He recounted the travels of William Strachey, an English poet who was bound for Jamestown in 1609. The ship he was aboard, the Sea Venture, went off-course during a hurricane and landed in Bermuda where Mr. Strachey kept a year-long journal containing reflections on the New World. He would eventually reach Jamestown, which he recounted in dire terms. William Starchey’s journal would be later used as the basis for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Mr. Woodward responded to questions from members of the audience.
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