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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sir Edwin Sandys

Sir Edwin Sandys played a major politics l roe as treasurer of the London Company from 1607 until 1620 when the king persuaded the company no to re-elect him. For one thing, he sought to establish a representative government to handle the affairs of the Virginia Company. The king, fearing too much power in the house of commons, played his role in getting rid of Sandys.

What the king probably did not know is that an Assembly met in Jamestown the year before to do such a thing.

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