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The Penal Colonies of the British Empire chart

The Penal Colonies of the British Empire

During the colonial age, many of the newly established empires sent criminals to penal colonies. With the many newly “discovered” lands and territories, there were dozens of locations that could be used. This chart shows the penal colonies of the British Empire. Prison or forced labor camps have existed for thousands of years. In these …

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History of the Lost Popham Colony Settlers chart

The Complete History of the Lost Popham Colony

Nearly twenty years after the failure of the Roanoke colony (1587) the English were once again ready to attempt to settle the Americas. This is the history of the once lost Popham Colony. The country was fresh off the completion of the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) which had diverted its attention from sustaining colonies in the …

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