Author - Lawrence Norfolk
Publisher - Harmony Books
Edition - 1992 
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 656 
Condition - Used (Good Condition)

As the seventeenth century opens, a band of venturers forms the Honourable Company of Merchants trading from England to the East Indies. In France, the siege of La Rochelle ends with the massacre of thirty thousand men, women and children. Almost two centuries later, in 1788, John Lemprière published his classical dictionary. This much is fact. Lawrence Norfolk tells us how the first two events led, inescapably, to the third.

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