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Nathaniel's Nutmeg - Chapter One

Nathaniel's Nutmeg - Chapter One

Enjoy Chapter One of Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History', written Giles Milton and read by Tim Piggot-Smith. In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to Ethengland over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth - New York.

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