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Nathaniel's Nutmeg By Giles Milton

Nathaniel's Nutmeg
by Giles Milton

In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This work tells the story of how England came to own Manhattan in the seventeenth century.
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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton

In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth. A beautifully told adventure story and a fascinating depiction of exploration in the seventeenth century, "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" a remarkable light on history.

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About Giles Milton


Giles Milton is a writer and journalist. He has contributed articles for most of the British national newspapers as well as many foreign publications and specialises in the history of travel and exploration. In the course of his researches, he has travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East.

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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton
Giles Milton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1999-03-04
384
0340696753
9780340696750
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