Britannia's Children: Emigration from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland Since 1600

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Bloomsbury Academic, May 14, 2004 - History - 388 pages
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Twenty-five million emigrants have left the British Isles since 1600, mainly travelling to America or to parts of the British Empire around the world. Britannia's Children is the first account of emigration from the British Isles as a whole, including England, Scotland and Ireland. Tracing the stages of this extraordinary movement from the days of the Mayflower to modern times, Eric Roberts shows the variety of motives that drove men and women to make the most momentous decisions of their lives as well as providing a mass of individual stories, voyages, destinations and fates.

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About the author (2004)

Eric Roberts is a Professor of History at Flinders University, Australia.

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