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The settlement of Virginia and the emergence of a planter aristocracy

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The early settlement of Virginia, from the Virginia Company of London to the arrival of Sir William Berkeley

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  colonization of North America, England was late by over a century against Spain, whose conquistadores had already established Iberia's rule over much of South America. Colonization was driven by economic as well as political motives. The Spanish Crown had been richly rewarded for its early involvement in the Americas, notably by the large quantities of


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