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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This event was on Wed, 09 Jan 2019


Dr Ian Archer

Lecturer in Modern History and Fellow of Keble College, University of Oxford.

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