By Sarah Rose
A dramatic old narrative of the guy who stole the key of tea from China
In 1848, the British East India corporation, having misplaced its monopoly at the tea alternate, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine journey into the inner of China-territory forbidden to foreigners-to scouse borrow the heavily guarded secrets and techniques of tea horticulture and production. For all of the Tea in China is the awesome account of Fortune's trips into China-a exciting narrative that mixes heritage, geography, botany, ordinary technology, and out of date adventure.
Disguised in Mandarin gowns, Fortune ventured deep into the rustic, confronting pirates, opposed weather, and his personal untrustworthy males as he made his method to the epicenter of tea creation, the distant Wu Yi Shan hills. essentially the most bold acts of company espionage in background, Fortune's pursuit of China's historic mystery makes for a vintage nineteenth-century experience story, one within which the destiny of empires hinges at the feats of 1 outstanding guy.
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This account concludes with the following petition— '' Shewith unto your lordeshyp how that the offecers aforesaid hade no maner of ramente belonginge unto the presoners aforsayd, for it hayth bene evermore accostomed that the offecers shulde have the rament of all thosse that ware put to dethe that was in there kepyng. P. i, 166, fo. 20). The " barres" are, of course, the city gates where the quarters of rebels were displayed. The " offecers " are " the foure officers unto the sheriffes of the Cetie," and " your lordeshyp " is apparently Lord President Holgatc, whose signature appears on the bill.
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Xvi, curiously gives 1548 and is followed by the Viet. Co. , North Riding, ii, 485. 2 How soon after the leaders' consultation of July 25 the actual rising began is not made clear by Foxe, but he suggests that the rising was in progress for some time before and after the king's offer of pardon on August 21. The leaders may have been captured some considerable time before their execution on Sept. 3 Cf. below, p. 36, note 5. 4 Vol. ii, pp. 1500-1. Regarding Foxe's possible sources, cf. below, p. 5 38, note 2.