Saw a TV show going on about bacon recently. Was it also called Bacon's Rebellion?
Anyway, not noticing alot of interest in Bacon's Rebellion. I have a blog going on the subject where I posted a chronology of the events. Its pretty long and detailed so I will just leave the link.
I've been continuing to consider the events and I am wondering what it says about controlling mobs. The people of VA gave wholesale support to Bacon. I am fairly certain a large majority of the population joined the rebellion at one point or the other. They were in a state of mind that one might consider similar to an unruly mob.
Ultimately, Berkeley came down hard but the crown came behind him and annulled most of his acts of attainder and pardoned the rest of the population. Looking like the good guys to Berkeley's villain. They didn't really forgive Bacon himself but he died anyway.
What does this experience say about the 'treason' of the Continental Congress? Would they have really faced a hanging if trying to surrender at some point during the war years? The experience of Bacon's rebellion actually suggests the crown would likely have been forgiving if faced with an ability to restore order.