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Old 30 Jul 09, 14:23
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Originally Posted by Janos View Post
I'm not as sure about those johnny-come-latelies in New England, but pikes and swords were quite common among the early colonists here in Virginia, accompanied by armor for torso and head. A visit to Jamestown used to be incomplete without trying on a curaiss.

Only some of the colonists came late to New England. One early settlement was on an island off Maine, in 1602, predating the 1607 Va. colony by a few years. It was on that island that the first English peas were planted in the New World, thus providing even more uses for hambones!
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