In this episode, we’ll talk about British colonization efforts during the reign of King James. George Calvert’s investments in the Virginia Company and English East India Company. His purchase of land in Newfoundland in 1620, and his earliest attempts at establishing a plantation there. Then we’ll catch back up to the narrative in February 1625, just weeks before King James dies suddenly (and kind of suspiciously). Calvert will have a new king to contend with. And the same old Duke of Buckingham to contend with… There will also be be pirates, poisonings, penguins, and pathetic jokes in this hour long MEGASODE!