Analysis Of Nathaniel Bacon 's ' The ' Of The Rebellion '

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Historians decide what parts of history are important, and those that are not. Historiography is how history is recorded, and it has a role in Bacon’s Rebellion. Historians chose what was important about it, and weaved it into a story. But, some facts may have been left out. Depending on what story is chosen, who tells the story, when it is told, and which evidence is selected to construct it, the historical account could have changed dramatically through historian’s interpretation. Through a compilation of reliable articles and facts, a story has been woven together. You will hear about the character of Nathaniel Bacon, the events leading up to the rebellion, the actual rebellion, and the aftermath of the rebellion. First off, in order to fully understand Bacon’s Rebellion, knowing the leader is a key component. Nathaniel Bacon was born into a privileged family on January 2nd, 1647. Bacon had sufficient financial support to receive a quality education. But Bacon’s studies were not a top priority, resulting in his father hiring a tutor and eventually he earned his MA. Bacon married Elizabeth Duke in 1670. Sir Edward Duke, Elizabeth’s father, strongly opposed their marriage, and disowned Elizabeth, as well as refusing to aid the couple in any way. Perhaps Sir Edward Duke’s opinion of Bacon was justified, because he became involved in a fraudulent land scheme. Bacon lost his money in a bad business deal, and relatives tried to help them out financially. In 1674 Bacon sailed

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