Category Archive: Virginia History

Bacon’s Castle: America’s Oldest Brick Residence and the Ghosts that Haunt It


What a difference a few decades can make. When colonists arrived at the site that would become Jamestown, Virginia, they encountered a pristine wilderness. By 1665, the colony would boast its own castle.… Continue reading

History of American Crime: the Colonial Period


Today marks the start of a new series for me here on History Imagined. As some of you may be aware, my first published novel, Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel, features history… Continue reading

Mr. Jefferson’s Roses


For anyone who loves flowers, roses, orchards and a great vegetable garden, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, VA is a destination to put on your To-Do list. The house itself is brimming with… Continue reading