The British isles and the age of exploration — a maritime perspective

  title={The British isles and the age of exploration — a maritime perspective},
  author={Hance D. Smith},
The basic patterns of economic and political development of the British Isles region in a European context is outlined for the half century following Columbus’ discovery of America, noting the separate identities of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The maritime dimension of these developments was based on trade with Europe, developed mainly in England and Scotland; and upon considerable development of the fisheries. Exploration and colonial expansion did not begin until after 1550 and… Expand
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