Good historical writing, few people are aware how powerful The Netherlands was in the 18th century. It will also be useful for many people to gain some awareness of how differently the world of trade and commerce was run in that era. It might even stop them passing judgement on the past as if it was exactly like the present, minus the technology.

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Opted for comfortable retirement before I was fifty due to health problems and burn out. Now spend my time writing and goofing around. Home: northern England..

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