Mick Harper wrote: The Basque country by the way was still the main source of British iron ore in the twentieth century (AD).
Iron ore used in the UK is imported, primarily from the USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Scandinavia.
... during 33 years, 91% of the iron ore extracted in the Basque Country was sent to Britain in the boats, which on their incoming voyage, brought coal from Wales or Durham ... in the port of Cadiz, coal from Newcastle was cheaper than coal from Sama de Langreo in Asturias.
The first records of inhabitants on Brownsea Island occurred in the 9th century, when a small chapel and hermitage were built by monks from Cerne Abbey near Dorchester. The chapel was dedicated to St Andrew and the only resident of the island was a hermit, who may have administered to the spiritual welfare of sailors passing through Poole Harbour. In 1015, Canute led a Viking raid to the harbour and used Brownsea as a base to sack Wareham and Cerne Abbey. In the 11th century the owner of the island was Bruno, who was Lord of the Manor of Studland. Following his invasion of England, William the Conqueror gave Studland, which included Brownsea to his half-brother, Robert de Mortain. In 1154, King Henry II granted the Abbot of Cerne the right of wreck for the island and the Abbey continued to control the interests of Brownsea for the next 350 year
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