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The settlement of Virginia and the emergence of a planter aristocracy

Page entitled : Suffering of the small planters after Berkeley's restoration

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Following the Crown's policies, Governor Berkeley ruins small planters by heavy taxation and enforcement of the navigation acts of 1651

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  When he ascended to the throne Charles II did respect the promises he had made to his loyal supporters and among others, he lavished on them the lands he had acquired as part of the Royal domain. He granted New Netherland to his brother, the Duke of York and rewarded Lord Culpepper and seven others with the Northern Neck, a two million plus acre property in the Northwest of Virginia, lying between the Rappahannock and the Potomac rivers. He also


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