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The first permanent British colony was established in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. Approximately 30,000 Algonquian peoples lived in the region at the time. Over the next several centuries more colonies were established in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Within a century and a half the British had 13 flourishing colonies on the Atlantic coast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
The English came late to colonization of the Americas, establishing stable settlements in the 1600s after several unsuccessful attempts in the 1500s. After Roanoke Colony failed in 1587, the English found more success with the founding of Jamestown in 1607 and Plymouth in 1620.
“A City upon a Hill” A much larger group of English Puritans left England in the 1630s, establishing the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the New Haven Colony, the Connecticut Colony, and Rhode Island.
Prehistoric settlement of the British Isles refers to the earliest establishment and expansion of human settlements in locations in the British Isles. These include: Neolithic British Isles; Prehistoric Britain. Bronze Age Britain; British Iron Age; Prehistoric Ireland; Prehistoric Scotland. Prehistoric Orkney; Prehistoric Wales
Cuper’s Cove is historically significant as the first English settlement in Canada and also as the forerunner of later settlements. In 1995 archeologists unearthed evidence of John Guy’s settlement in a potato patch in Cupids, located, after consulting Guy’s journal, by measuring 240 paces from Cupids Pond to an area near a stream.
Here they founded Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in the New World. The English had been planting similar settlements in Ireland since the 1500s and so used a familiar model in the New World.
English Settlement was well-received critically and continues to be regarded by many critics as XTC’s finest album. It reached number 5 on the UK Album Chart during an 11-week stay, as well as number 48 on the US Billboard 200 during a 20-week stay.