chapter  2
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Even so, the English maintained some interest in America, and a steady trickle of expeditions made their way across the Atlantic. is interest increased, ironically, a er Ralegh’s incarceration on charges of plotting treason against the new king, James I, and the end of the long Spanish war through the Treaty of

London in 1604. Ironically, also, despite James’s paci c nature and his abiding desire to e ect a general European peace, his government, not that of his celebrated predecessor, provided the requisite state impetus, albeit a hesitant one, to the permanent establishment of American colonies.