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Sir Thomas Dale

(1601—1619) soldier and administrator


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(?–1619) English-born soldier who twice served as governor of the Virginia colony. Dale is credited with helping to bring order to the disease-plagued settlement and ensuring its continued existence.

Dale was instrumental in bringing about the marriage between Pocahontas and the Englishman John Rolfe that established a peace between settlers and Indians.

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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