Here are some one liners...
A Third-rate Ship Sinks with 10 Tons of Gold Aboard -- It is a secret mission to give gold to the Duke of Savoy, but it sinks so no joy.
It's the Bank of ENGLAND! What Could Go Wrong? -- King William needs financing so he opens a bank. I talk about how people tend to put trust in government.
A Chapel for the Shroud of Turin -- Is it really the death shroud of Jesus? I'm not sure it matters.
A Third-rate Ship Sinks with 10 Tons of Gold AboardThe HMS Sussex is on a secret mission. The Sussex is a third-rate ship-of-the-line leading a convoy of over 40 war ships and 166 merchantmen into the Mediterranean. Convoy protection is a normal function of the British Navy, but the Sussex is carrying its own secret cargo... 10 tons of gold coins worth over 344 million dollars (as of December 2015). The gold is destined for the Duke of Savoy. As the convey passes the rock of Gibraltar, a sudden storm sends HMS Sussex to the bottom. Only two sailors will survive and the Admiral's body will wash up on shore, dressed in his nightshirt.    
It's the Bank of ENGLAND! What Could Go Wrong?In the war against France, King William the 3rd of England is running out of money, especially after the recent disastrous Battle of Beachy Head. He needs to build a modern navy, but the King can't get credit to save his life. If he cannot win this war (or at least not lose it) he will literally lose his life and the previous King James the 2nd will return from France to take the British throne. So, in order to get financing, King William starts the Bank of England and allows the bank to handle the British government accounts. This close association between the government and the bank lends respectability to the Bank of England. People start making deposits; the bank lends that money to England and the King builds his navy.  
A Chapel for the Shroud of TurinThe city of Turin is located within Duchy of Savoy. Several years ago the Turin Cathedral began construction of a chapel to house the Shroud of Turin. That construction is completed this year. The shroud is purported to be the cloth that the body of Jesus was wrapped in when his body was removed from the cross and placed in a temporary tomb. The actual history of the cloth has not been well documented until after the mid-1400s. It will remain the property of the House of Savoy until 1983 when it will be transferred to the Catholic Church in Rome.    
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