Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 1998-08 > 0904340764
Subject: Re: Meaning of Scotch-Irish
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 17:46:04 EDT
There were many "private" settlements. There were organized and backed by a
company with some particular interest. The same things happened in
American--the Hudson BayCompany, who originally brought traders to the new
world, or the East Indian Company, which instituted trade between Britain and
India. Both of these brought "settlers" to those countries to run the
outposts or maintain warehouses, etc.
The "unfriendly" powers were the French--always the enemy of England--and in
the case of the later Protestant rulers--the Papists, who had armies of their
own and supported other rulers. For instance, the Pope actually sent troops
to William of Orange, a Protestant, to fight against James, a Catholic, on the
grounds that James' success would disturb the delicate balance of power in
Europe, something the Popes always kept an eye on.