Cover of the English translation of the Asiento contract signed by Britain and Spain in 1713 as part of the Utrecht treaty that ended the War of Spanish Succession. The contract granted exclusive rights to Britain to sell slaves in the Spanish Indies.
Mother Of Pearl Gaming Counter, South Sea Company, Century England
Fine Tiffany & Co Aquamarine Bead South Sea Pearl 18K Gold Necklace w Orig Box
This is a superb estate found vintage Tiffany & Company pendant necklace dating to the 1980s/90s. The single strand necklace is strung with 93 natural aquamarine faceted beads. The beads give way to an eye-catching South Sea pearl pendant at the center. The claps and pendant mountings are rendered in fine 18k white gold. The necklace is accompanied by the original folded holder and the iconically colored Tiffany box. Condition: In overall excellent condition consistent with age ...
1. A Roman military commander named Hannibal Barca filled jars of clay with poisonous snakes and had his soldiers throw them onto enemy ships during a naval battle to incite panic and he won. 2. After the collapse of the South Sea company in 1720, which bankrupted many and severely affected the economy of England, a proposal was made in parliament to place bankers in sacks filled with snakes and throw them into the River Thames.
#MarkKeating Blood Diamond: A Pirate Devlin Novel (Pirate Devlin 3) The most feared pirate of the day is not usually found among Princes and Ministers of State. But desperate men will go to any lengths to save themselves. London 1720: a fever of financial speculation. The fraudulent South Sea Company is about to come crashing down with not just the government which backed it but the King as well. The directors need something to show that the Company is not just a bubble