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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Richard Trevithick Reply with quote

Richard Trevithick (April 13, 1771 April 22, 1833) was a British inventor, engineer and builder of the first working railway steam locomotive. ...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brunel seems to be the Brits' obsession just now.
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 The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 was a popular uprising by the people of Cornwall in the far south west of Britain. Its primary cause was the raising of war taxes by King Henry VII on the impoverished Cornish for a campaign against Scotland, motivated by brief border skirmishes that were inspired by Perkin Warbeck's pretence to the English throne. Tin miners were angered as the scale of the taxes violated previous rights granted by Edward I of England to the Cornish Stannary Parliament which exempted Cornwall from all taxes of 10ths or 15ths of income. The Cornish had little sympathy for English wars against Scotland, considering that most Cornish were not English speakers at that time.  


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