The Starving Time: When Jamestown Colonists Turned Cannibal, Part 2

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The Starving Time: When Jamestown Colonists Turned Cannibal, Part 2

Tuesday, 17 December

While children are often taught a sanitized version of early American history, the reality of life in a European colony was brutal -- and, at times, fatal. During the winter of 1609 to 1610, the colonists of Jamestown struggled to survive siege, starvation and fractured leadership. As their stores of food ran low, the increasingly desperate colonists began to eat horses, pets, vermin, shoe leather and, eventually, one another. At least, that's the rumor. Join the guys as they separate the fact from fiction in the second part of this two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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