The Remarkable British Empire

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This is an astonishing feat that would make ancient empire leaders such as Remesses II or Genghis Khan bow down to the power of the British. Since the Middle Ages, The Royal Class in England desired a wide variety of exotic spices. The merchants were under so much pressure to try to satisfy the high demand, that they resorted to committing criminal acts such as piracy in order to fulfill the demand of the royal class.
In order to truly understand the roots and culture of the British Empire one must imagine themselves in 400 BC and as a member of one of the countless Celtic tribes that existed in Britain. The land beneath your feet is some of the most diverse soil in all of Europe and the landscape is full of trees and grassy plains. In the book “British Food” by Colin Spencer, Great Britain’s very fertile and rich soil allowed the possibility for grass to grow year round allowing livestock to graze green pastures, even in the winter time. Great Britain’s soil allowed grains such as barley, rye, and wheat to grow in abundance. The Celts would use these grains to produce bread which became the staple of many Celtic and then, Anglo-Saxon diets (14).
The Celtic people were very fond of seasoning their foods with local ingredients such as onions, garlic, shallots and parsley which grew plentifully in their fertile soil. The idea of seasoning meals with local ingredients…
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