Charles I, Virginia, and the Idea of Atlantic History*

  title={Charles I, Virginia, and the Idea of Atlantic History*},
  author={L. H. Roper},
  pages={33 - 53}
On 20 February 1637/38, the Virginia House of Burgesses, ‘called by his Majesty's appointment’, convened to consider five ‘Propositions’ offered by Charles 1 for the reformation of their colony's tobacco trade. An investigation into the career and context of this ‘Assembly’ better informs us of the character of that monarch's government and, correspondingly, on English ‘state formation’ and empire in the first half of the seventeenth century. We learn that, as in its three kingdoms of England… Expand
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