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Early Population of the Jamestown Colony chart

The First Successful English Colonies in America

Between the 15th-17th centuries there was a whirlwind of global imperialism during the Age of Exploration. The fateful voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492 exposed European powers to an entirely new continent they had never known existed. These early voyages would ultimately lead to the founding of the first English colonies in America. Several years …

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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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