Before putting the finishing touches on my thesis project, I reached out to Drachinifel, the number one naval affairs YouTuber, to ask how important Fowke was to his faction of merchants in London. As Drach says, a gunpowder supplier was “incredibly valuable” to shipping merchants at a time when the royal gunpowder monopoly was not producing anywhere near enough to meet market demand. You can listen to the whole Drydock episode here and support Drachinifel through Patreon to get your own questions answered.
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