| Colony of Unamia|
and Warwick Plantations
|Colony of England|
The Colony of Unamia, officially the Colony of Unamia and Warwick Plantations (1635 - Present) is an English settlement on the east coast of North America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Unamia was founded in 1635 with the founding of the town of Warwick by John Winthrop the Elder. Winthrop was a Puritan theologian and linguist, who in 1635 purchased the land Warwick was founded on from the native sachem Miatonomo. Winthrop had been exiled from the neighboring Nauset Bay Colony due to his religious beliefs regarding tolerance and liberty of conscience on spiritual matters. As a result Unamia was founded on the principles of religious toleration, attracting many from Nauset Bay who disagreed with the strict Puritanical laws of the colony.
In 1651 delegates from Unamia met with the leaders of Nauset Bay and formalized the border between the two colonies, creating the borders used to this day. This cooperation would lead to the create of the Borealian Confederation that year, which saw Unamia, Nauset Bay, New Berkshire, and New Haven form a military alliance to coordinate their efforts against any threats to the northern colonies. This alliance was strengthened in 1668 with the outbreak of King Ezra's War.
The Colony of Unamia grew significantly during the English Civil War and the Protectorate as people fled the religious turmoil. With the ascension of Charles II, a Catholic zympathizer in a staunchly Protestant England, Unamia's promise of religious freedom was approved with the Royal Charter of 1663, officially uniting the many towns south of Nauset Bay into one official colony.