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Currency restrictions existed between 1939 and 1979. The main goal of these restrictions after 1945 was to insure that enough foreign exchange was available to finance needed imports from non-sterling areas. This meant that sterling currency that could be exchanged to foreign currency was greatly limited. Starting 1945, this was £100 per year. Between 1952 ...


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We can find record of Thomas Wakefield's 1870 trip in the 1904 publication Thomas Wakefield : missionary and geographical pioneer in East Equatorial Africa at archive.org. The ships and trips start is begun on pg 98 Passages were taken for the little company in the brig ‘ Emily ’ (268 tons register), bound for Zanzibar. In his diary of the voyage, Mr. ...


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Short answer Pausanias does not clearly outline his aims in his work Periegesis or, if he did, that part of text has been lost. Thus, historians have had to rely on clues in Pausanias' text and what we know of the environment in which he was brought up. Looking at your list above, we can (mostly tentatively) surmise the following about his reasons for ...


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In 1700, the population of the British North American colonies was concentrated mainly along the coast. Roads were terrible and dangerous, and most people would have used the natural highways, the rivers and estuaries that came in from the coast . The estuaries were navigable all the way to the Fall Line, which allowed navigation well into the interior. ...


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US Highway 1 What is now known as US Highway 1 might be a viable route. According to a 1927 report from the US Department of Agriculture, republished by the US Federal Highway Administration, Although the present improved condition of the road is the result of no more than thirty years of intensive work by the highway departments of the several States and ...


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The steam engine was invented around the start of the 1700s Thomas Newcomen's 1712 atmospheric engine — itself an improvement on Thomas Savery's 1698 steam powered pump, known for being prone to explosions — still presented one major disadvantage: 80% of the steam used by the engine was wasted which was only solved by James Watt's critical addition of a ...


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Are you able to reach London (UK)? The Missionary society's financial committee’s minutes from that time are held at the School of Oriental & African Studies in Bloomsbury. They should contain the expenses and potentially the type of tickets purchased for the trip.


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This can't really be reconciled historically, because Abraham was written as a mythological figure, not a historic one. The Abraham story cannot be definitively related to any specific time, and it is widely agreed that the patriarchal age, along with The Exodus and the period of the judges, is a late literary construct that does not relate to any period in ...


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As the adage goes, necessity is the mother of invention. If there isn't a perceived idea, it doesn't get invented. Things get designed to solve a particular problem. There is also the issue of the state of technology at a given time. The first issue, was the earlier steam engines were not particularly powerful, so steam engines had to evolve before they ...


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There are indeed several options to consider. The first would be that Grajewo was in Poland (Russian Empire), and thus in 1917 largely destroyed and in German hands since September 1914 and until 1919. It is directly adjacent the border and the nearest Prussian town with a railway station would be Prostken/Prostki. Since 1873 Grajewo had a train station and ...


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Yes there were certainly - trails, paths - in the early 18th century. These reached far to the West for the purposes of trade - very profitable - with the Indians. A John Mitchell map ca. 1760 shows many of these and gives dates for their use - see Library of Congress, map number ar00401. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3300.ar004401 For example, this map shows ...


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Just to precisely answer the question, Was there a British tax for British citizens staying abroad in the fifties? No, there was absolutely no tax. The line of dialog is referring to the limit on how much could be spent abroad. (Via the limit on exchanging currencies.) Do note that furthermore, the limit mentioned was actually quite high.


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The answer lies in the 1000s of years of "keeping going" and the distance every generation of males moves. If you suppose a "generation" takes about 20 years, each son moves 20 miles away from his family to have his own plot of land and/or find new sources of plants and animals, then in 1000 years, you have 50 generations x 20 miles = ...


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You might want to look into the migration of (Germanic-speaking) Vandals and Suebi and (Iranic-speaking) Alans from Central Europe to Spain and then on to Carthago. Or the migrations of the Kalmyks to Kalmykia and then (in part) back to what is now NW China. In both of these cases people started migrating because their original location became too ...


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"The world’s first airport duty free shop was opened at Shannon Airport by Dr Brendan O’Regan in 1947 to serve trans-Atlantic airline passengers travelling between North America and Europe. Flights would stop at Shannon on both legs to refuel and passengers had time to kill before continuing on their journey. Such a captive audience surely had sales ...


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In addition to the excellent answers by Fred and Lucian, you also need to consider the economic situation at the time and the existing transport infrastructure. The Industrial Revolution in the UK is generally regarded as beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. By then there was already a transport system that provided for the needs of the country. In ...


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That's because you look at the problem the other way around. You are accustomed that technology develops lightning fast. In 2000 very few people had internet access, and a lot of business was done without computers. Now, a mere 20 years later, in 2021 everybody has internet access and business cannot be done without computers. (This varies per country, of ...


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A point* here is that the map represents a snapshot in time, the red areas being CURRENT speakers of Athabaskan-family languages. As such, it quite possibly gives a misleading impression of the Navajo & Mexica having made a great epic migration to the south. There is an alternative explanation that seems at least equally plausible to me. That is that ...


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The Sante Fe trail was first used in 1739, though an earlier attempt to blaze the trail was made by the French in 1719. This is slightly later than the stated time and is traveling away from the Colonies rather than within them, though it may be a good example of a type of trade route. It was 900 miles of traveling over plains from landmark to landmark. ...


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I read in Genesis of the naming of the place of Beersheba, where it mentions not a town but only the wells Abraham had dug. We can suggest a nearby town is present because Abimelech does not appear to be a nomad. (Incidentally we do not and cannot know if the wells there today are the same wells or not.) But by the time of the judge Sameul it is recorded ...


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Self answer as more information has surfaced recently and I now have his full travel itinerary. In 1834 my ancestor, who had eventually settled in The Netherlands, had a large farmhouse/estate build. My family still owns this house today and it is currently occupied by my aunt. In April 2021 we embarked on renovating the attic space to convert the attic from ...


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