John Pory, 1572-1636: The Life and Letters of a Man of Many Parts

John Pory, 1572-1636: The Life and Letters of a Man of Many Parts

by William S. Powell


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A commoner respected for his knowledge of law and politics, Pory was appointed, in 1618, secretary to the new governor of Virginia, and he became the first speaker of the first Legislative Assembly of America. A professional newsletter writer all of his life, he was one of the first journalists of his time. His letters contain contemporary information on the Thirty Years War, social and political conditions in England, and his impressions of Virginia.

Originally published 1977.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807897539
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/27/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 105
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

William S. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His many books include North Carolina through Four Centuries, which won the 1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction.

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