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Diameter 3.75” (10cm)
English, circa 1830-1835
Stock No. 9906
The first concerned the Orders in Council which banned trade with French territories in response to Napoleon’s Berlin Decree which had ushered in the Continental System. There Orders lead to retaliatory action by the Americans which destroyed Birmingham’s lucrative American trade. The second issue concerned the East India Company which had a monopoly of trade with the Far East. Thomas Attwood lead a delegation which gave evidence to the House of Commons committee where he proved an impressive witness. To the relief of Birmingham’s manufacturers the Orders in Council were revoked in 1812 and the East India Company’s monopoly was restricted. Attwood became an overnight hero in Birmingham.