This is widely acknowledged as a scholarly and well-documented study of early banking in England. It bridges gaps in the early history of English banking and deals with the operations of the pre-Bank of England bankers, the evolution of English paper money and the remarkable transactions of the early directors of the Bank of England. Although the main body of the book concentrates on the 16th and 17th centuries, the volume includes a brief survey of English banking in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Preface. List of Abbreviation. 1. The Pioneers 2. The Goldsmith Bankers and the Evolution of English Paper Money 3. The Goldsmith Bankers and Their Transactions with the Exchequer 4. Tudor and Stuart Banking Schemes 5. The Foundation of the Bank of England 6. & 7. The Early Transactions of the Bank of England. 8. The Salient Features of English Banking History in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries 9. Conclusion. Appendices.
Current interest in the history of money and banking remains strong and it is opportune to survey developments both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This set provides historical analysis which incorporates research from the early twentieth century onwards in a form that is both accessible to students of money & banking and economists, economic historians and bankersThis set re-issues 38 volumes originally published between 1900 and 2000. It charts the history of early banking, discusses banking in the UK, Europe,Japan and the USA, analyses banks as multinationals, the UK mortgage market, banking policy and structure and examines specific sectors such as gilts and gold.