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Pathfinder Pack on The Darien Scheme
The Expansion of English Colonies in the 17th century in the New World led to a rapid increase in the wealth of that country. The Union of the Crowns in 1603 brought the two countries closer together but the English Trading Companies jealously guarded their markets and refused to let the Scots trade on equal terms. Meanwhile, Scotland's economy was stalling, with few ships involved in trade and the failure of a succession of Scottish harvests leaving people to starve. The enthusiasm of the Scottish People for their own trading company got in the way of clear thinking and the conditions were laid for the disastrous Darien Adventure. Try typing Darien in the search box for more records on this ill-fated undertaking.
The Darien Scheme
Scran ID: 000-000-001-451-L
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