Liam Byrne


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    From the eighth century, the most active traders with England were probably the Frisians of the northern Germanic coast, who bought and sold wine, timber, grain and fish from towns like London and York and, from at least the late seventh century, traded a certain amount of English cloth, known, appropriately, as Frisian.
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    a full-scale constitutional revolution was in progress as the group of English leaders known as the ‘Immortal Seven’ invited James’s Dutch son-in-law (and nephew) William of Orange to intervene to restore England’s ‘ancient laws and liberties’.*12 William landed at Brixham on 5 November 1688, with a fleet four times the size of the Spanish Armada, James’s cause melted away, and the old king fled abroad.
    A ‘Convention Parliament’ deemed James to have abdicated, and William was crowned in April 1689. The ‘Glorious Revolution’ was complete; it marked a new relationship between sovereign and subjects
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    Co., Oriental and the Victoria Company, largely through
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    route was presented to Parliament; it was revised and passed
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    Defoe missed the new iron trade’s great entrepreneur, Abraham Darby, busy with his breakthrough mastering the art of smelting iron from abundant coal instead of limited, expensive charcoal.11
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    f the world’s greatest rulers. In death, he divided his empire among three sons, who instantly commenced
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    per cent in duty; the auctioneers got a little commission, and
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    The first of the vessels paid for with ship money set sail in a nineteen-strong fleet in 1635, by which point the Venetian ambassador was warning of rising tension in Charles’s realm: ‘the situation daily becomes worse and more embittered... unless it ends in some honourable composition there is manifest danger of it resulting in a troublesome rising’.59 He was right.
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    the colonists, while exporting their tobacco, but it neglected
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    granted by Warwick, in his role as President of the Council of New England – it was probably carved from land of his own in somewhat
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