People have bartered and traded for goods and commodities for centuries. We delve into the history of global trade and the building of empires - from the countries, people and ships involved, to the legacies they left behind.

By the 1560s, newly minted Elizabethan coins had helped to renew people's trust in England’s currency at home and abroad.

Atlantic trading brought unprecedented cultural exchange and altered the world forever.

How were navigation and shipping technology spurred on by the Atlantic trading triangle?

Slave resistance, rebellious colonies and pirates challenged European dominance in the Atlantic.

Italian explorer, John Cabot, is famed for discovering Newfoundland and kick-starting transatlantic trade between England and the Americas.

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