Viscounts in Virginia: A Proposal to Create American Noblemen (1619)

@article{Rose2020ViscountsIV,
  title={Viscounts in Virginia: A Proposal to Create American Noblemen (1619)},
  author={E. Rose},
  journal={Huntington Library Quarterly},
  year={2020},
  volume={83},
  pages={181 - 198}
}
  • E. Rose
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Huntington Library Quarterly
abstract:In 1619, the Virginia Company of London considered a proposal to create a hereditary peerage in the colony. E. M. Rose provides a transcription of the proposal, found among the company's business records. She places the proposal in the context of the desperate efforts of the company to raise funds for overseas settlement, the sale of other titles in the early Stuart period, and the attempts to establish a hereditary peerage in America.