Pocahontas is perhaps best known as the young and beautiful daughter of the mighty Native American chief Powhatan who saved the life of Captain John Smith and married the Englishman John Rolfe. Adored by both colonists and natives alike, she ended up travelling to London in 1616 along with her husband and newborn son to serve as an example of the ‘civilised savage’. The crowds and media in London celebrated her as a visiting dignitary. She was honoured with banquets and was even given the opportunity to meet with King James I. After spending a year in London, Pocahontas boarded a ship back to Virginia. Tragically she was taken ill and forced to seek help in Gravesend. She died there a few days later and was buried in St. George’s church. While the location of her grave is unknown a life size bronze statue has been erected in her memory at the church. It was designed by William Ordway Partridge.