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Samuel Argall's time in the Virginia Company

Posted August 13th, 2017 at 07:15 AM by Baltis
Updated August 13th, 2017 at 07:32 AM by Baltis

Samuel Argall

Samuel Argall was born in Kent, England sometime between 1572 and 1580, when he was baptized. He grew up in the shadow of great sea captains like Francis Drake, also from Kent and the greatest English hero of the time. Samuel was no older than 16 in 1588 when Drake defeated the Spanish Armada but likely a bit younger since there is no record of his taking part in that battle. However, at some point Samuel did follow the local tradition and became a noted sea captain....
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Captain's Log Entry 4: Crisis

Posted May 23rd, 2017 at 01:29 AM by Junius
Updated August 11th, 2017 at 08:52 AM by Junius

As I mentioned in my last post, by 1761, Britain was easily the foremost European power in India. While the Treaty of Paris returned France's Indian possessions to her, she was not allowed to rebuild the fortifications in Pondicherry and Chandranagar destroyed by the British. The French were forced to give up the game for the time being.

On the other side of the English Channel, Britain was also reeling from the effects of the Seven Year's War. Annual expenditure had more than doubled...
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John Gibbon and Strategy

Posted November 5th, 2016 at 07:57 PM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)

John Gibbon, a North Carolinian West Pointer who remained loyal to the Union and very ably led troops throughout the war, is one of my favorite figures of the American Civil War. He is not someone I ever talk about in relation to strategy, because he spent most of the war as a division commander, briefly attaining corps command at the end, and early on of course, forging and leading the famed Iron Brigade. Consequently, I was pleased to come across a campaign plan proposed by none other than John...
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List of Spanish and Portuguese Conquistadores

Posted October 29th, 2016 at 01:43 PM by Piccolo
Updated November 2nd, 2016 at 12:25 PM by Piccolo

PŠnfilo de NarvŠez- Born in Spain; first came to Jamaica in 1510. Participated in the Spanish colonization and conquest of Cuba.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A...e_Narv%C3%A1ez



List of conquistadors on wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conquistadors
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Notes on Texas

Posted October 22nd, 2016 at 01:49 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 22nd, 2016 at 01:58 PM by Piccolo

Sam Houston- First President of Texas


Lamar- Second President of Texas

BUSINESSMAN- Ross Perot got rich from his old company EDS (electronic data systems). I think he worked for IBM in the 1950s. Ross Perot was born in TexArkana. Now he is a Republican, for some reason.
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