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Darien : the Scottish dream of empire

Author: John Prebble
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2000, ©1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In defiance of the king and in the face of English hostility, the Scottish parliament set out to establish a colony in Central America. This dream of William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England was to end in disaster.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Prebble
ISBN: 1841580546 9781841580548
OCLC Number: 43672818
Notes: "First published in the UK as The Darien disaster by Martin Secker & Warburg Limited 1968; subsequently published by Mainstream Publishing Company (Edinburgh) 1978"--Title page verso.
Description: 366 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Darien disaster.
Scottish dream of empire
Responsibility: John Prebble.

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In the early 1700s, the Socttish parliament set out to establish a colony in America in defiance of the King and the hostility of the English. Three years later the enterprise collapsed at the cost  Read more...

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