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The settlement Virginia and the emergence of a planter aristocracy

Page entitled : Virginia during the Cromwell interregnum the Cavalier colony

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As Cromwell's Commonwealth reigned in England, William Berkeley entertained Loyalists and made Virginia a Cavalier colony

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  In the year of 'Sir William Berkeley's assignment, England entered into a troubled period of Civil War, the struggle between the defenders of the absolute power of the (Stuart) kings and the mounting opposition supporting the increased role of Parliament, led by Oliver Cromwell. After seven years of wars and votes (in which the Peers consistently supported the Old Order and the Commons sided with Cromwell),


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