Rather interesting Gravesend facts
Did you know that Pocahontas was buried in Gravesend? The Native American Princess famous for sparing Captain John Smith’s life in Virginia married colonist John Rolfe, and with a dozen others of her tribe she and Rolfe voyaged to England in 1616, meeting James I. Sadly she died of TB when on board a ship off Gravesend about to return to the Americas. She was buried in that town, the whereabouts of her grave long ago lost.
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