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The volume of London’s trade increased enormously during the eighteenth century as the agricultural and industrial revolutions gathered pace. The British economy was transformed in the process and London became an even more important centre of finance, commerce and industry. By the end of the century, London was truly a global port. The growth of trade also brought problems as the Thames struggled to cope with sheer number of ships using the port.
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London becomes a centre of finance, commerce and industry
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What was the biggest overseas import into London in the 18th century?
Sugar
Tea
Pepper
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