Why did the Colonisation of Virginia Fail? (The Voyage (Left England too…
Why did the Colonisation of Virginia Fail?
Left England too late to reach Virginia in time to plant crops.
Many colonists were ill when they arrived
Climate was hot and humid - caused food to rot.
The Tiger was flooded with seawater - Caused food to be ruined.
Colonists were dependant on the Native Americans for food.
Did not cooperate effectively
No intention of doing physical work
Soldiers did not have experience to farm land or worl
Too many craftsmen and not enough farmers.
Colonists very relient on Native Americans for food
Colonists arrived late - could not plant crops.
Colonists did not know how to work on fields or be self-relient
Native American Resistance
Suspicious of the English - Many believed they had the power to kill without touching them.
Natives started dying when the English arrived - was due to diseases they had brought from England.
Violent clashes between colonists and natives.
Colonists wanted more handouts
17 women and familes set out to colonise
Came from poverty-stricken alleys
Used to leading a hard life - better for colonising
Promised a better life.
John White advisor found dead - launched relatatiation and killed friendly indians.