My review of the fantastic new thriller by Antonia Hodgson: The Devil in the Marshalsea.
Becoming a London Goldsmith in the Seventeenth Century: Social Capital and Mobility of Apprentices and Masters of the Guild
The goldsmiths experienced a great change in the second half of the seventeenth century with the development of banking.
This essay examines two seventeenth-century approaches to gold, alchemy and economics, both of which esteemed gold as ‘valuable’ and pursued it practically.
Tom Wareham examines the role played by a legendary yet ill-fated pirate in the consolidation of England’s early trading empire.
The globalisation of codfish and wool: Spanish-English-North American triangular trade in the early modern period
This paper analyses the transformation of two of the staple trades of the pre-modern international economy – those in wool and dried codfish – during the transition from the late medieval to the early-modern economy.
Nineteenth-century brewers displayed more creativity when it came to advertising their wares than they have been given credit for by the trade’s historians.
Most studies on political change and economic development in Britain focus on government or private borrowing, taxation, and the stock market. Infrastructure investment has received little discussion by comparison.