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Coveted Gold

The motivation of humans to control others, destroy those who stand in their way, seems to spring from coveting that which belongs to others. I have researched the hunger for gold prior to the desire of Columbus to set sail … Continue reading

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Retaking the Iberian Peninsula (Reconquista)

The MAPS of the 750 AD period to 1492 reveal how the 800 years of Muslim rule as a Caliphate was eventually overthrown by use of mercenaries (Conquistadors) of the Monarchy in 1492.  These are fascinating maps, interactive and highly illuminating to … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Part XII

George Wade – an example of a loyal military man, wholly anti Catholic, particularly anti Jacobite. When Wade was commissioned the British monarch was Protestant Dutch William and Mary (of Orange).  You get a feel for the kind of military experience a … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Part V

Friendships with well connected Scots must have helped the career of Adam Smith,  example here is Friendship Number 1: Buccleuch Dynasty Scots often visited Paris.  Adam Smith was no exception, but he could not have spent so long in France without … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Part VI

Friendship with David Hume, friendship No.2 The Scottish Enlightenment was characterised by a thoroughgoing empiricism and practicality where the chief values were improvement, virtue, and practical benefit for the individual and society as a whole. David Hume (1711 -1776) best friend … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Part VII

Friendship with James Oswald, friendship No.3 James Oswald (1715 – 24 March 1769) The Oswald’s were a highly successful family and their wealth seems to have had three sources: trade, farming and coal. They also distinguished themselves in a number … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Part VIII

16th to 18th century, the mood seemed to be that we were, as an island people, not going to be invaded ever again. Those who had wealth wanted to become richer, thus more influential and more powerful. Those with family … Continue reading

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