Sir Thomas Gresham, London, and Europe
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London was crucially dependent on continental Europe for its economic resilience in the mid-sixteenth century, and Sir Thomas Gresham’s fortune piggy-backed off the special relationship with Antwerp. But the Reformation put the relationship under real strain. This wasn’t a sixteenth-century Brexit (the division was within Christendom), but it posed similar challenges. How did England cope?
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