The Queen Visits Jamestown on Its 400th Anniversary

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In 1957, Queen Elizabeth toured Jamestown, Virginia for the 350th anniversary of the first British Colony in what became the United States of America. Vice President Richard Nixon was her guide, and the former colony was as politically neutralized as Disneyland.  Today, she's coming back, for Jamestown's 400th anniversary, but it's a different story, complete with acknowledgement of the darker side of "one of the epochal events in world history." Rupert Cornwell is Washington Bureau Chief for London's Independent newspaper.




Warren Olney