Virginia Under Charles I and Cromwell, 1625 - 1660
Virginia Under Charles I and Cromwell, 1625-1660. Wilcomb E. Washburn. (1957).

Upon the ascent of the Stuart king Charles I in 1625, the Crown revoked the charter of the Virginia Company and instituted a royal charter for the Virginia Colony. This work follows the history of Virginia from that point until 1660--one of the most turbulent times in English history. The central colonial figure during this period of Virginia history was Sir William Berkeley, who served as royal governor, with interruptions, between 1642 and 1676. Governor Berkeley, whose rule prior to 1660 was extraordinary for its evenhandedness, was successful in restraining the colonists' itch for land, particularly as the encroaching frontier settlements set the stage for Indian reprisals. The period under study by Professor Washburn ends with the Restoration and, in an act unprecedented in American colonial history, the recall of William Berkeley by the Virginia Assembly in 1659. publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.