16 Nov 2018

Jennifer Potter: Maydes and roses

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 16 November 2018
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Photo: Sam Churchill

British historian and novelist Jennifer Potter's new book The Jamestown Brides tells the story of fifty-six English women shipped crossed the Atlantic to Jamestown in 1621, in response to the Virginia Company of London's call for 'young and uncorrupt maydes' to marry the tobacco planters of its fifteen year-old colony.

Also a horticultural historian, Jennifer has written books about gardens and flowers, including about early 17th-century gardeners and collectors, cultural histories of flowers and works about gardens for British television.