Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History

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The extraordinary adventure-filled story of how England came to own Manhattan in the seventeenth century
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' sheds a remarkable light on history.
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Weight 0.280000
Author Milton, Giles
Availability IP
Department History
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780340696767
Pages 400
Published 16/03/2000
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Section History
Size Unfolded 198x130mm
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