Johan de Witt hands Manhattan over to Britain in exchange for nutmeg

Johan de Witt hands Manhattan over to Britain in exchange for nutmeg

The European powers were involved in bitter power struggles during the 17th century as they all vied for control of the international spice trade. Central to the constant conflict was the desire to gain access to the supply of nutmeg.   Nutmeg was valued for much more than its mere taste at that time and…

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