Message from discussion August 4th - A Day 1578 Comes Alive - Drums of fire.
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From: Bill <blackuse...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: August 4th - A Day 1578 Comes Alive - Drums of fire.
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:26:40 +0100
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On Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:58:00 +0200, Warhol <mol...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Virginia wasn't 'imperial'.
>> It was founded after Elizabeth's death
>> It didn't become a 'crown colony' until the sixteen twenties.
>> Twenty years later it rebelled...
>> So where's you 400 years?
>Four centuries ago the first settlers from war devastated zones arrived
There had, famously, been no war in England since 1485.
There would be no war in England until 1642.
>Jamestown was the birthplace of representative government in North
>America. The first democratically elected assembly met there in 1619. In
>1699 the capital was moved to nearby Williamsburg, and there it remained
>until the birth of the United States.
Between then England went from being a kingdom to being a republic to
being a dictatorship to being a kingdom again.
Virginia's government changed as well at least as many times.
>Like Roanoke before it, Jamestown almost didn't make it. An earlier
>Spanish settlement just a few miles away, established in 1570, had been
>wiped out by natives. The English settlement was threatened by both
>Spain and the Pope... and protected by the Moor.