At one point, so many people had assembled on the bridge that linked the ship to the shore that the

At one point, so many people had assembled on the …

At one point, so many people had assembled on the bridge that linked the ship to the shore that the timbers began to creak and groan. Suddenly, there was a tremendous crack and a hundred or more people were plunged into the muddy river. Wiser heads might have seen this as a warning that Elizabethan technology did not always match its enthusiasm.

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