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THE LONDON COURSE: LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY / STABILITY & SPECULATION:HIGHS AND LOWS OF CIT

The recovery of London expanded at a rapid pace after the Great Fire. As the city at the heart of the Age of Enlightenment, it was a consumer society par excellence with wealth and squalor side by side. It was a rough and ready time, elegant and refined: a time of passionate preaching and riotous disorder. This is the time of Robert
Adam, Canaletto, William Hogarth and the Mob, and the course will illustrate the life that Londoners lived in every stratum of society.


STABILITY AND SPECULATION: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF CITY FINANCE (LECTURE)

The boom of the 18th century was based on the solid foundation of the Bank of England and the development of insurance and merchant banks. The river was the vehicle for escalating world trade, in part stimulated by the slave trade. Financial crashes, as the South Sea Bubble, and the bouts of recession permeated through the news at the coffee houses and the embryonic newspapers.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

17 October 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£42

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