Pring 06 ~ Let Loose the Mastives

Martin Pring brings out his pets.

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From the JOURNAL OF MARTIN PRING (1603):

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That one line taught me so much about Pring’s expedition: “And when we would be rid of the Savages company wee would let loose the Mastives…”   It seemed funny at first, but given the centuries to come it’s a rather chilling indicator of attitudes.  Watch what happens as the Brits’ stay on this coast lengthens….

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