The Warwick 1619: Historical Background

Author(s): Emily Rose

Year: 2013


The Warwick ship was owned by Robert Rich, a leading member of the Virginia and Somers Island companies and commissioned to deliver the new governor and workers for the Bermuda plantation. This paper considers the political and financial context in which the ship sailed, and differentiates it from contemporary ships of the same name with which it has often been confused. Time permitting, the paper will also address the legal aftermath of the sinking.

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The Warwick 1619: Historical Background. Emily Rose. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428376)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 400