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  1. Jun 2020
  2. Aug 2016
    1. to America or the Colonies

      As Steve Jones says in my attached article, the 19th century relationship between the US and Britain was actually quite strong. Doyle is using this brief mention of America to display the relationship between the nations at the time. Though America became independent from the UK in 1776, by the 1800's it has become quite reasonable for someone to possibly seek refuge in "the Colonies".

  3. Oct 2015
    1. They sought to eliminate Britain’s growing national debt by raising taxes and cutting spending on the colonies.

      This doesn't seem very fair.