In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Misha Ewen, a Lecturer in early modern history at the University of Bristol and author of The Virginia Venture: American Colonization and English Society, 1580-1660 (University of Penn Press, 2022), joins host Liz Covart to discuss the early history of the Virginia Company and its early investors.
During this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Misha reveals details about the Virginia Company and why England had to depend on trading companies like the Virginia Company to launch its early programs of colonization; The plans and work the Virginia Company undertook to ensure it could establish a viable colony; And, information about the Virginia Company’s investors and why they may have chosen to support hte company and England’s colonial ambitions.
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