Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America - Chapter 3, The South of England to Virginia Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Chapter 3, The South of England to Virginia Summary and Analysis

This chapter will be covered over two summary chapters as it is quite long. It begins by introducing a man named Berkeley who is granted and assigned the role of Governor of Virginia. First, he made the voyage to America. Sir William Berkeley had earned the title of Knight, allowing him to be called Sir. He was a well polished courtier who had been at court for some time prior to being commissioned by His Majesty to straighten out Virginia. Fortunately, Sir William was both an excellent soldier and a well educated and probably intelligent man. He was sufficiently ambitious and loyal enough to take on this task. The author describes the colony of Virginia as having fallen into disrepute and being known for its rough, hard-drinking men. This...

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