English bond


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English bond

Brickwork that has alternate courses of headers and stretchers, forming a strong bond which is easy to lay.
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English bond

English bond
A brickwork pattern in which courses of headers and courses of stretchers alternate, forms a strong bond and is easy to lay.
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This has been true at least since the Rothschilds used their personal courier service for advance knowledge of the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo to profit on English bonds. In the nineteenth century, telegraph lines were the essential conduits of economic development.
Reverting to his historical thread, Ferguson describes the financial innovations of Nathan Rothschild, the founder of the House of Rothschild, who made a fortune betting on English bonds following Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.

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