The Life and Achievements of Sir John Popham, 1531-1607: Leading to the Establishment of the First English Colony in New England

Voorkant
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2005 - 324 pagina's
This is the first full-length biography of a pillar of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean state. A devoted servant of the Queen, Popham played a prominent part as her Attorney-General and Lord Chief Justice in the famous trials of Essex and Ralegh. He condemned to death the Gunpowder Plotters, and acquired a reputation as a severe judge. Enterprising and practical, he promoted attempts to settle Englishmen in Ireland and to drain the Fens of Cambridgeshire. Popham's final achievement was to establish the Virginia Company and send out an expedition that set afoot the first English colony in New England. Sir John was not only important but also notorious, becoming a legendary bogeyman in popular imagination. Accounts written hitherto have focused on that aspect, but this book aims to give a balanced account, giving credit to Popham as a visionary statesman and creative entrepreneur at the very center of English government. This book is thoroughly illustrated.
 

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Gypsy
3
Highwayman
7
Homebuilder
20
The Queens Servant
26
AttorneyGeneral
41
Undertaker in Ireland
57
Lord of Littlecote
69
Lord Chief Justice
79
Cecils Correspondent
145
Raleghs Opposite
160
Drainer of the Fens
179
Judge of Plotters
189
Acting Lord Chancellor
207
Virginia Planter
217
Ghost
247
The Family of Sir John Popham
257

Georges Guiana
91
Privy Councillor
100
Kimboltons Killer
118
Prisoner of Essex
124
Friend of Blundell
138
Offices Held by Sir John Popham with Date of Appointment
259
Notes
261
Bibliography
291
Index
299
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