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The financial revolution, 1660-1760

Author: Henry Roseveare
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1991.
Series: Seminar studies in history.
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"The financial revolution marked the end of medieval England, and through the major institutions such as Lloyds and the Bank of England, laid the foundations on which England's emergence as a world power was based. The subsequent changes radically altered English politics, and this book aims to provide a concise guide to them. The series provides analysis of complex issues and problems in important A level Modern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roseveare, Henry.
Financial revolution, 1660-1760.
London ; New York : Longman, 1991
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Roseveare
ISBN: 0582354498 9780582354494
OCLC Number: 22984748
Description: vii, 127 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: the sinews of war; revolution or evolution?; the parameters of credit. Part 2 1660-1685: the legacies of the interregnum - revenue, taxation, borrowing, the private sector, banks and bankers, the Civil War, the beginnings of English banking?; the reign of Charles II - the additional aid of 1665, appropriation, the rate of interest, Charles II and his bankers, the "Stop of the Exchequer", after the "Stop", the legacy of Charles II, visions of reform. Part 3 1685-1714: revolution and revolutions - the reign of James II, the financial settlement; the financing of war - taxation, borrowing, the Bank of England, the great recoinage of 1696, the Land Bank, the politics of finance, the birth of the stock market, the war of the Spanish succession; assessment, 1685-1714. Part 4 1714-1760: the fall and rise of the London money market - the National Debt in 1714, John Law's "system" the South Sea "Scheme", the Bubble, the Bubble bursts, Sir Robert Walpole; after the crash - Pelham's conversion, the financial establishment; assessment, 1714-1760 - the investing public - 1760, insurance companies, an efficient market?, financial crises, provincial capital markets, the London bankers, the financial revolution and the industrial revolution, foreign investment in England. Part 4 Documents.
Series Title: Seminar studies in history.
Responsibility: Henry Roseveare.


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