Earl of Dunmore - The Earl of Dunmore served as royal governor in both New York and Virginia. He was the last British peer to serve over the House of Burgesses, fleeing Virginia upon their final dissolution. He launched several attacks against natives and colonists alike, but was transferred out of the Americas at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. He later served as royal governor in the Bahamas. Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne of England in 1558, upon the death of her sister, Queen Mary I. She never married, and ruled for 45 years as the Virgin Queen, securing Anglicanism as the official state religion while fending off competing empires, establishing England as a colonial power in the Americas and elsewhere. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ralph Waldo Emerson was a New England transcendentalist who came out of the Unitarian religious tradition and went on to establish his own
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