The Darien Scheme Part 2: One of Scotland's Most Consequential Historical Misadventures

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A Scottish Podcast About Scotland!
Part 2 of The Darien Scheme is bananas. Things go for bad to worse for our band of tartan clad adventuring countrymen.
This week we discuss the lack of preparation, Scotland starting a war with Spain and the many, many deaths that resulted from our attempt to start a colony in Panama.
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SOURCES:
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12529876.real-pirates-of-the-caribbean-debate-still-rages-about-an-english-sea-captain-hung-for-piracy-but-was-thomas-green-really-guilty-one-man-thinks-he-has-the-answer/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darien_scheme

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Paterson_(banker)#Career

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Company_of_Scotland

https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/The-Darien-Scheme/

https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/p/williampaterson.html

https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/files/special/exhibns/month/may2005.html

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/founding-darien-colony

https://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/scotland-and-darien/

https://electricscotland.com/history/darien/chapter07.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/scotland_darien_01.shtml

https://www.natwestgroup.com/heritage/people/william-paterson.html

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