Britannia's Children: Emigration from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland Since 1600
Twenty-five million emigrants have left the British Isles since 1600, mainly travelling to America or to parts of the British Empire around the world. Britannia's Children is the first account of emigration from the British Isles as a whole, including England, Scotland and Ireland. Tracing the stages of this extraordinary movement from the days of the Mayflower to modern times, Eric Roberts shows the variety of motives that drove men and women to make the most momentous decisions of their lives as well as providing a mass of individual stories, voyages, destinations and fates.
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Why did a region with just ten percent of Europe's population lead the continent in emigration? Documenting this is a matter of informed guesswork, as the numbers are unreliable, with one estimate of ... Read full review
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