From the 1820s onward there developed a visionary programme to transform the world by means of free trade — the closest modern England ever came to a national ideology. As a children’s book put it, the aim was that “everybody may … be joined together in love and trade, like one great family; so that we may have no more wicked terrible battles, such as there used to be a long, time ago. ” 

- Robert Tombs
The English and Their History

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