The Life and Legacy of Sir Thomas Gresham

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Sir Thomas Gresham was a financial giant of Tudor England, and one of the most influential men of the era. He cemented his financial legacy through the founding of the first Royal Exchange in 1571.  His years spent in Antwerp, a dynamic commercial centre, also fostered an appreciation of technical and scientific innovation. His personal commitment to bringing this ‘new learning’ to the City of London was realised through the establishment of Gresham College via his Will. Find out more through our lectures below