Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia Warren M. Billings

ISBN: 9780807147047

Published: March 1st 2010

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312 pages


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Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia  by  Warren M. Billings

Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia by Warren M. Billings
March 1st 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 312 pages | ISBN: 9780807147047 | 9.71 Mb

Sir William Berkeley (1605--1677) influenced colonial Virginia more than any other man of his era, diversifying Virginias trade with international markets, serving as a model for the planter aristocracy, and helping to establish American self-rule.MoreSir William Berkeley (1605--1677) influenced colonial Virginia more than any other man of his era, diversifying Virginias trade with international markets, serving as a model for the planter aristocracy, and helping to establish American self-rule. An Oxford-educated playwright, soldier, and diplomat, Berkeley won appointment as governor of Virginia in 1641 after a decade in the court of King Charles I.

Between his arrival in Jamestown and his death, Berkeley became Virginias leading politician and planter, indelibly stamping his ambitions, accomplishments, and, ultimately, his failures upon the colony. In this masterly biography, Warren M. Billings offers the first full-scale treatment of Berkeleys life, revealing the extent to which Berkeley shaped early Virginia and linking his career to the wider context of seventeenth-century Anglo-American history.



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