The Impact of the English Civil War on the Economy of London, 1642-50

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2004 - Business & Economics - 242 pages
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This text examines every sector of London's economy as it changed during the English Civil War. When the war broke out, London's economy was diverse and dynamic, closely connected through commercial networks with the rest of England and with Europe, Asia and North America. As such, it was vulnerable to hostile acts by supporters of the king, both those at large in the country and those within the capital. London economy, namely London's role in external and internal trade, and manufacturing in London. The Civil War caused a major economic crisis in the capital, not only because of the interrelationship between its economy and that of the rest of England, but also because of its function as the hub of the social and economic networks of the kingdom and of the rest of the world. The crisis was managed, however, and one of the strengths of this study is its revelation of the means by which the city's government sought to understand and ameliorate the unique economic circumstances which afflicted it.
 

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Contents

Parliamentaiy Taxation and Levies 22
7
Parliamentarian Finance 53
38
Supplying Parliaments Armed Forces and Pfivateering 90
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Economic Warfare 109
108
Domestic Trade and Consumer Spending 139
16
Intemational Trade and Shipping 163
40
Manufacturing Industry 201
96
Economic Fluctuations l64250 219
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Index 233
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