Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Magna Carta of the Seas #virginiapioneersnet #vagenealogy

The Magna Carta of the Seas
By Jeannette Holland Austin 

Navigation ActThe Navigation Act of 1660, the Staple Act of 1663 and the Act of 1673 imposing Plantation Duties were the foundation of the old colonial system of Great Britain. During the seventeenth century colonies were referred to and treated as plantations by England. It was a situation which enabled the mother country to regulate trade and industry across the seas to their colonies. The Navigation Act itself 

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