Excerpt: ...Michiel Jansz van Miereveldt From The London Company of Virginia (New York and London, 1908) Photo by Virginia State Library. Sir Edwin Sandys From the Original Portrait by an Unknown Artist, now in the possession of Sir Edmund Arthur Lechmere, Bart, Bramham Gardens, London, England From Alexander W. Weddell, Virginia Historical ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...Michiel Jansz van Miereveldt From The London Company of Virginia (New York and London, 1908) Photo by Virginia State Library. Sir Edwin Sandys From the Original Portrait by an Unknown Artist, now in the possession of Sir Edmund Arthur Lechmere, Bart, Bramham Gardens, London, England From Alexander W. Weddell, Virginia Historical Portraiture Photo by Virginia State Library. Sir Thomas Dale Portrait by an unknown artist of the Anglo-Flemish School painted in oils early in the 17th Century. The original portrait is preserved in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia Photo by Virginia State Library. HENRY STUART Prince of Wales From Alexander Brown, The Genesis of the United States Photo by Virginia State Library. The new charter having received the final seal in March 1612, a new colony was established in Bermuda in the following July. Its early history has a double significance for the later history of Virginia. In the first place, the Bermuda colony emphasizes the growing interest of the adventurers in what might be produced in America as against what might be found by way of America. The occupation of the Bermuda Islands might almost be described as a retreat from the earlier search for a passage to China. The move could be viewed also as a reassertion of an old interest in plundering the Spaniard, for the Bermudas lay athwart the homeward route of Spain's treasure fleets. But in any case the primary interest was in America and its own peculiar opportunities, and the attention given by the early settlers in Bermuda to experiments with tobacco, sugar, wine, ginger, and other such commodities suggests that their purpose was not so much to plunder the Spaniard as rather to emulate his success as a planter in the West Indies. Secondly, the adventurers showed a marked inclination to encourage each adventurer to meet his own costs. Provision was made for an early survey and division of the land, with the result that men put their money...Read Less
New. This item is printed on demand. This is an account of the English adventurers whose ambitions gave shape to the settlement at Jamestown and helped to see the colony through the many tribulations of its first eighteen years. Professor Craven's treatise to.
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