The Dunkirk Money, 1662

  title={The Dunkirk Money, 1662},
  author={Clyde Leclare Grose},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={1 - 18}
  • C. Grose
  • Published 1 March 1933
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
I N THE autumn of 1662, Charles II sold Dunkirk to Louis XIV for five million livres. In order to secure all in cash, he allowed a 12 per cent discount on the later instalments which reduced the total to 4,654,000 livres. Of this amount, the odd 154,000 was paid in London, and the remainder-four and one-half million livres, all in silver-was actually transported late in November from Paris to London. It is the purpose of this article to relate the details of this unusual transfer of money, and… 



GROSE attempt to keep the money separate

  • On October
  • 1664

Financial relations of Louis XIV andl James II," Journal of modern history, III (1931)

  • 1931

000,000 livres, and had paid( the first quarter in Feb. 1662. See the writer's "Anglo-Portuguese marriage of 1662

  • lIispantic American historical review
  • 1930

For the details of this incident see the correspondence in ibid