John Pory, 1572-1636

The Life and Letters of a Man of Many Parts

By William S. Powell

John Pory, 1572-1636

105 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9753-9
    Published: January 2011

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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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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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