The Outfitter of Kings, Spies, and AdventurersBy
Let me set the scene for a moment: It’s 1750. The British monarchy is still situated in St. James’s Palace, making the surrounding area of shops and private clubs the center of society life. Around the corner on Piccadilly lane, a whipmaker named John Ross sets up the shop that will become Swaine Adeney Brigg, with the idea of attracting an upper-crust clientele. He could never have guessed quite how successful he would be.
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