Date of Award

Spring 1976

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

History

Abstract

Virginia colonists recreated the old world in the new

in the seventeenth century. They brought to America the

medieval style of architecture so popular with the humbler

classes of artisan and yeoman in England. People from this

element of society, hoping to improve their fortunes, immigrated

to the new world. Longing for familiar landmarks, they

built homes in the traditional medieval style reminiscent of

England. A medieval cottage was also a practical dwelling

for the colonial family because it was fairly simple for the

amateur builder to construct.

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