I don't think that Virginia would be called a Commonwealth *there*. I suspect they're all "Province of ..." State and Commonwealth both connoted sovreignty, rejection of monarchs. Particularly Commonwealth had connotations of the Commonwealth period of English history. - Nik 16:49, 16 Mar 2005 (PST)
Oh, and there was no Queen Elizabeth at the time of colonization *there*. The only Queen Elizabeth *there* was the mother of Diana. I believe it was settled that Virginia *there* is named after the Virgin Mary. - Nik 21:43, 16 Mar 2005 (PST)
feel free to make changes. :) BoArthur
Well, I'm not positive that that was the origin. I do know for sure that Queen Elizabeth I is a more recent queen, though. :-) - Nik 23:58, 16 Mar 2005 (PST)
- Correct on all counts: Virginia was named for the Virgin Mary, all the NAL's provinces are styled "Province of..." [PB]
The article says this: Virginia is known as the "Mother of General Moderators", as more General Moderators (8) were born in this province than in any other.
Okay, but who are they? Looking over the list here's what I've found:
And that is it. The five GMs (including two presidents) between Bjørn Honstadt and Gwrthiern ffeil Gwilim are undefined, whereas there is no specific reference I've found for the home provinces of Martin van Lustbader, Johnathan Taylor, Constantine Joanes or James Buchanan. Zahir 16:14, 15 November 2005 (PST)