Richard Hakluyt: England’s first Travel Writer

I’m working on a new Renaissance English History Podcast about trade and exploration (because of course the two were linked – without the possibility of new trading markets, there could be no exploration of new lands).  It’s impossible to read much about any of the early English explorations without stumbling…

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Random Friday Fun Facts: The South Sea Bubble

Fair warning – I am sitting in an airport in Berlin as I write this. It’s 9am local time and I’ve been here for almost two hours on a layover waiting to go back to Spain after an overnight flight during which time I didn’t sleep, but I did watch…

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