Captain John Smith Essay

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Captain John Smith Early Life Captain John Smith was born around 1579 in Lincolnshire, England. After getting a merchant’s apprenticeship, he decided to live a life of combat and served with the English Army. He then started working as a soldier for hire , he eventually embarked on a campaign against the Turks in Hungary. He was captured and kept as a slave. He was sent to what is now Istanbul and served a kindhearted mistress who, not wanting him to be her slave, sent him to her brother’s house, where he was forced to do farm work. After receiving harsh treatment from his new master, John Smith killed him and escaped, he eventually returned to England in the early 1600s. Interesting Facts Captain John Smith was born around 1579 in Lincolnshire, England. His parents were George Smith and Alice Smith. He was an explorer,an author, a trader and a mapmaker. He went to school at King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth, from 1592–1595.When he was 16 he started a new life at sea in the military. At first fought in the Netherlands. He became involved on December 20, 1606 and joined an expedition of three ships, the Discovery, the Susan Constant and the Godspeed, to the New World. They set sail at the end of 1606, but during the trip, Smith was supposedly accused of mutiny and he was almost hanged. He managed to stay alive, but yet placed into custody, he arrived with a small group at Chesapeake Bay in April 1607. In May 1607 Jamestown was…show more content…
Captain John smith was really famous for creating Jamestown in Virginia. There was even a movie about how he created jamestown and how he became friends with a native american,the movie was named pocahontas ,but most of it wasn’t true. Thanks to John Smith the Jamestown colony was the first colony that was
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