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British Colonization (1609-currently)[edit | edit source]

The Islands of Bermuda were discovered in 1609 when a British ship was driven onto the island during a severe storm. The ship's crew stayed for ten months, establishing a settlement. The group of islands were claimed for the English Crown, and the charter of the Virginia Company was later extended to include them. Although Bermuda is self-governed, the country is considered a British Overseas Territory and are under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom for defense and foreign relations.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bermuda," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 13 August 2019.