Berkeley, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the Birth of the American South

Lecture summary:

This presentation will look at the two terms of Governor Sir William Berkeley. In his first term (1641-1652), Berkeley was a popular noble whose courtly ways and politics shaped Virginia society. In his second term (1660-1677),Berkeley was considered old and unpopular. Events that spiraled out-of-control led to Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676. These political and social events evolved into a Virginia culture recognizable today.B

Our Presenter:

Mark Summers, a native of Petersburg, VA is the Public Historian for Jamestown Rediscovery. He has been writing exhibition scripts, giving lectures and tours at Historic Jamestown since 2012. He received his BA in History from Ole Miss and his MA in History from Virginia Tech.

When:     SUNDAY – February 10, 2019 at 2:00PM

Lecture is FREE and open to Members and the Public


5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive

Williamsburg, VA 23185

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