Pocahontas At The Court Of King James


Stock #: 147168
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: The Jamestown Amusement & Vending Co., Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Arrival of Pocahontas, accompanied by her husband, caused a great sensation in London, and she was received with much distinction. She was treated as a daughter of a king, and the old historians say that it was a constant tradition of that time that the King of England was highly offended at john Rolfe for marrying a royal princess. She was presented at court by Lady Delaware, and was “graciously used” and made much of by the king and queen. The Bishop of London, who was delighted at her conversion to Christianity, gave a grand entertainment in her honor, one of great pomp, ceremony and splendor. She was the new world personified in the gracious form of a little beauty of twenty-one, and the curious eyes of the fine gentlemen and ladies of London, noticing that there was no trace of awkwardness or embarrassment in her demeanor, overwhelmed her with attention, and she suddenly became the fashion. The fine life of London, with its rich costumes, gilded coaches and high revelry was a curious contrast to the first years of Pocahontas in the forests of Virginia, but it did not affect in any way the simplicity of character of this remarkable young woman.

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