British Control of Triangular Trade

What was triangular trade?
Slaves would be taken to the Caribbean and sold for tobacco or sugar, which would then be sold to the continent.
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How many slaves were there in English colonies in 1640?
None
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How many slaves were there in colonies like Jamaica and Barbados?
In 1700, around 120,000
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What was set up in 1663, thanks to the English victory in the First Anglo-Dutch War?
Royal Adventurers of England Trading in Africa, to acquire a number of Dutch trading posts.
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When was the Royal African Company set up?
1672
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Why was the Royal African Company significant?
It had the right to levy its own army and set up military bases and trading posts, meaning that Britain had a monopoly on the slave trade from the late 17th century to the 18th century.
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How did the slave trade contribute to the British economy?
Gold taken from Africa contributed to the Royal Mint, and ports like Liverpool and Bristol became centres of the slave trade.
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Was the Royal African Company a large presence in the City of London?
Yes; 15 Lord Mayors of London, 25 sheriffs and 38 aldermen were shareholders in the company between 1660 and 1690.
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