Pocahontas marries John Rolfe
Whether a union of love or geopolitics, Pocahontas married pioneering tobacco planter John Rolfe on April 5, 1614. The ceremony almost certainly took place at Jamestown’s church, and helped cement the end of the First Anglo-Powhatan War. The following year, the Virginia Company of London sent Pocahontas, Rolfe, and others to London, where she became a sensation and the legend of Pocahontas was born. In a sad irony, her voyage across the Atlantic was her only one. She died in March 1617 while awaiting the journey back home to Virginia.
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