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Royal Africa Company document commenting on British expansion in Africa, 1749
(Catalogue ref: T 1/337/51)
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Catalogue ref: T 1/337/51; memo on British expansion in Africa, 1749
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Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in Africa. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • How much has Parliament given to protect the African trade?
  • What does this suggest about the importance of the trade?
  • What does the Royal Africa Company want?
  • Why do you think the forts and castles are so important?
  • What clues does this source provide about why the British became involved in Africa?
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