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People/Characters: William Adams

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1603: The Death of Queen Elizabeth I, the Return of the Black Plague, the Rise of Shakespeare, Piracy, Witchcraft, and the Birth of the Stuart Era by Christopher Lee
BATTLETECH FIELD MANUAL 3145 by Catalyst Game Labs
Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad by Betty DeRamus
Incredible Victory by Walter LordLieutenant, USN
The Oxford history of the British Empire, Volume 1 : The Origins of Empire by Nicholas P. Cannymariner
Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan by Giles Milton
Servant of the Shogun: Being the True Story of William Adams, Pilot and Samurai, the First Englishman in Japan by Richard Tames
A Small Deceit by Margaret Yorke
Strange Tales of an Oriental Idol: An Anthology of Early European Portrayals of the Buddha by Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Character description

William Adams (1) is discussed in Forbidden Fruit. He was a free black who worked as a barber and at odd jobs. Described as approximately 5'10" and fast-talking, he was in Baltimore when he fell in love with a slave, Lear Green. He disappeared, and a week later, Lear Green concealed herself in a chest and was shipped to Philadelphia, with her prospective mother-in-law who was a passenger on the ship. William and Lear lived in Elmire, New York, until her death.

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