Has anyone other than me seen the PBS program “Secrets of the Dead: Death at Jamestown”?
A medical doctor theorizes that the first colony at Jamestown in Virginia failed, not because of death from disease, cold, or starvation, but rather because of arsenic poisoning. He compares historically recorded symptoms with current information about poisoning. It is a persuasive argument.
But then the good doctor takes his logic a bit further. He posits that the poisoning was a deliberate attempt by Catholics to destroy the Protestant colony. He cited historical evidence for this, too. He lost me there. Before the presentation was ended, I had begun to conclude that the man must be with the Ku Klux Klan.