Why The English First Founded Maryland?

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The English first founded Maryland in 1634. It was named after Queen Henrietta Maria, who was the wife of Charles I. It was founded by the Calvert family and about 140 other colonist who left England in search of wealth in the new world on two ships, the Dove and Ark. Cecilius Calvert, son of George Calvert, was the person who actually organized the colonial expeditions to Maryland. Cecilius’ brother, Leonard Calvert, was Maryland’s first governor.

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