Thursday, 26 January 2012, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Apprenticeship in early modern London: The economic origins and destinations of City apprentices in the 16th and 17th centuries

Dr Patrick Wallis, Dr Christopher Minns

The prospect of an apprenticeship attracted thousands of youths to the guild masters of early modern London. Where did apprentices come from, what became of them in the city, and how did this system impact shape the development of Europe’s largest city? The presenters will draw on their recent research to illustrate the economics of craft apprenticeship, and the interaction of this training institution with economic change prior to industrialisation.

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The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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The London School of Economics and Policitcal Science.

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26 January 2012

Apprenticeship in early modern London: The economic origins and destinations of City apprentices in the 16th and 17th centuries
Dr Patrick Wallis
Dr Christopher Minns

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