#246 | Cornish Smugglers

#246 | Cornish Smugglers

Update: 2022-03-172
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In the 18th century, a small region of southwest England was the national centre for the illegal importing of goods such as tea and rum.

In this episode, we'll discover how smuggling really worked, who was involved, and why it was so successful for such a long period of time.


  • Cornwall today

  • Cornwall's relationship with London

  • The Cornish identity

  • Britain in the 18th century

  • The reason that import taxes were so high

  • Why Cornwall was such a centre for smuggling

  • How smuggling worked in practical terms

  • Why smuggling was so tolerated by the local population

  • Honest vs. dishonest smugglers

  • The strange English law about what you could do to goods found on a shipwreck

  • John Carter: the "King of Prussia"

  • How big a problem was smuggling in Britain?

  • The end of smuggling in Britain

  • The legacy of Cornish smugglers today


Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/cornish-smugglers


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#246 | Cornish Smugglers

#246 | Cornish Smugglers

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