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Proposal to claim lands in America for the English Crown, c.1690
(Catalogue ref: CO 5/1 f48)
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Catalogue ref: CO 5/1 f48; proposal to claim lands in America for Britain, 1690
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Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in North America. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • Where is the land the English want to take control of?
  • What is the proposal suggesting that the English should do?
  • How will control of this land by the English affect the French?
  • Is controlling this land worth fighting the French for?
  • Is the main motive here trade, or rivalry with the French, or is it impossible to say?
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