Theatre and Power in Bacon's Rebellion: Virginia, 1676–77

  title={Theatre and Power in Bacon's Rebellion: Virginia, 1676–77},
  author={Susan Westbury},
  journal={The Seventeenth Century},
  pages={69 - 86}
On 22 April 1677 Charles II's commissioners, Sir John Berry, Colonel Herbert Jeffreys and Francis Moryson, visited the colony's governor, Sir William Berkeley, and his wife, Frances, at Green Spring House. The three men had been sent to Virginia with a large armed force to suppress Bacon's Rebellion and discover its causes by hearing the people's grievances. The commissioners' purpose was to bid farewell to the governor, whom the king had summoned to England. Colonel Jeffreys, who commanded the… Expand
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