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The System of the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 8: Chapter 8 Summary

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Book 8: Chapter 8 Summary

Greenwich, Sept. 18, 1714

Ravenscar and Daniel attend the King of England's address, along with hundreds of other influential people. The king addresses each person individually and names Ravenscar First Lord of the Treasury and Daniel an assistant Lord of the Treasury. These positions make them responsible for the English Mint and for setting a trial date for the Pyx. They choose Oct. 29, the day that Jack Shaftoe is to be executed.

White begins spreading rumors of Roger's involvement with a second mint and that he has committed treason.

Book 8: Chapter 8 Analysis

The formal introduction and address is a nervewracking procedure that expresses extreme power. Daniel and Roger are intimidated and feel pressured into setting a trial date for the Pyx, a decision that they don't feel comfortable making.

The second mint that White refers to is the one manufacturing the Solomonic gold from the Minerva into...

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