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Why British Colonization?

Read "The Arrival of the English" at the end of Chapter 1, and "The Early Chesapeake" at the beginning of Chapter 2.

1. Queen Elizabeth (1558-1602)

2. Humphrey Gilbert

3. Walter Raleigh

4. Richard Hakluyt

5. Edwin Sandys


  1. Jamestown Rediscovery Archeological Project web page and the recent discovery of the fort.
  2. Virtual Jamestown from the Virginia Center for Digital History
  3. Wolstenholme Town from Jamestown 2000
  4. Tobacco BBS includes history
  5. A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia by Thomas Hariot, from 1588 edition

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