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Trade and Commerce in 17th-Century England: Proclamations

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           This exhibit features several proclamations from the government of England from the 1600’s.  Each page features one document known as a broadside that has to do with English trade, both with other European countries and with England’s colonies, such as the ones in America. To learn about how these documents were used, click on the broadside tab at the top of this page, and then use the other tabs to see more examples documents up close.

           If you click on the image of any document, it will take you to a new page that contains the image, and information about it. If you click on the image again, you can see a much larger version of the print. These documents are about 400 years old, so look closely!