Encyclopedia of Virginia biography, under the editorial supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler
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GENEALOGY
COLLECTION 1833 02390 3914 ENCYCLOPEDIA
BIOGRAPHYVIRGINIA
UNDER THE EDITORIAL SUPERVISION OF
GARDINER TYLER LL. D.LYON ,
PatronagePresident of William and Mary College, Williamsburg ; Author of "Parties and
Cradle of the Republic," "Williamsburg, the Oldin the United States," "The
Colonial Capital," "England in America," 'The Letters and Times of
the Tylers," etc.; Vice-President of the Virginia Historical
Maryland HistoricalSociety, Member of the
Society, and various other societies.
VOLUME I
NEW YORK
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
1915 Copyright, 1915
Historical Publishing CompanyLewis 12542^2
VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY PREFACE
meaningThe successful planting of an English Colony at Jamestown in 1607 had the
that England had become the world power in the place of Spain.
One hundred years previous, Spainbecame theheadofthedominant religious influenceand
military power of Europe. She had the monopoly of America, and her treasury was filled
with the gold and silver of Mexico and Peru. Her title to the whole of the new continent
was based upon the great discovery of Columbus in The conscious rivalry of England1492.
with this colossal power did not begin till Elizabeth ascended the throne in Then it1558.
rising nation instinct with enthusiasm, daring, and activity. For the negationwas the of a
toof the exclusive right of Spain to the American continent, the almost forgotten voyage
North America of John Cabot in under the ...

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