The Global Interests of London's Commercial Community, 1599–1625: Investment in the East India Company

  title={The Global Interests of London's Commercial Community, 1599–1625: Investment in the East India Company},
  author={Edmond Smith},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
  • Edmond Smith
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • History, Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review
The foundation of the East India Company coincided with a dramatic expansion of England's overseas activities brought about through new trading, colonial, and exploratory ventures. This period has received considerable attention in relation to the development of the British Empire, but little is known about how merchants and other commercial actors invested in and contributed to these organizations. Using a newly developed dataset of membership and investment in overseas activities, this… 


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