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Liam Byrne

Dragons

  • b9000542659has quoted9 months ago
    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.
  • marilyukhas quotedlast year
    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
  • b9000542659has quoted4 months ago
    Co., Oriental and the Victoria Company, largely through
  • b9000542659has quoted5 months ago
    route was presented to Parliament; it was revised and passed
  • b9000542659has quoted5 months ago
    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
  • b9000542659has quoted5 months ago
    f the world’s greatest rulers. In death, he divided his empire among three sons, who instantly commenced
  • b9000542659has quoted5 months ago
    per cent in duty; the auctioneers got a little commission, and
  • b9000542659has quoted5 months ago
    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.
  • b9000542659has quoted5 months ago
    the colonists, while exporting their tobacco, but it neglected
  • b9000542659has quotedlast year
    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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