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What are royal colonies?

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Answered 2009-07-24 11:44:14

Royal Colonies were established in North America by England, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The colonies were controlled by the king of the sovereign nation, who named a governor to each colony and, in English colonies, a council to assist him. The Crown was also responsible for appointing colonial judges, usually for life, though by 1760 they could be removed from office at will. The Crown controlled all public lands, and the royal governor retained the power to those lands. As a representative of the Crown in the colonies, the governor-who also could be removed at will by the king-and the council derived their authority from two key documents, the colonial commission and the set of royal instructions.

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