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The rise of the British empire - North America
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English forts in North America in 1699
(Catalogue ref: CO 700 New Hampshire 3)
  • In the 1690s the French and the English were bitter rivals for lands in North America. Each side also allied with local Native American tribes as well.
  • Forts like this one were important for the British in defending the lands that they held. Troops were based in these forts and could go out on patrol.
  • The forts were also important trading points where goods could be traded with the Native Americans. The most important goods were furs.
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