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The Resource London's triumph : merchants, adventurers, and money in Shakespeare's city, Stephen Alford

London's triumph : merchants, adventurers, and money in Shakespeare's city, Stephen Alford

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London's triumph : merchants, adventurers, and money in Shakespeare's city
Title
London's triumph
Title remainder
merchants, adventurers, and money in Shakespeare's city
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Alford
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The dramatic story of the dazzling growth of London in the sixteenth century. For most, England in the sixteenth century was the era of the Tudors, from Henry VII and VIII to Elizabeth I. But as their dramas played out at court, England was being transformed economically by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to Asia. At the start of the century, England was hardly involved in the wider world and London remained a gloomy, introverted medieval city. But as the century progressed, something extraordinary happened that placed London at the center of the world stage forever. Stephen Alford's evocative, original new book uses the same skills that made his widely praised The Watchers so successful, bringing to life the network of merchants, visionaries, crooks, and sailors who changed London and England forever. In a sudden explosion of energy, English ships were found all over the world--trading with Russia and the Levant, exploring Virginia and the Arctic, and fanning out across the Indian Ocean. The people who made this possible--the families, the guild members, the moneymen who were willing to risk huge sums and sometimes their own lives in pursuit of the rare, exotic, and desirable--are as interesting as any of those at court. Their ambitions fueled a new view of the world--initiating a long era of trade and empire, the consequences of which still resonate today."--Dust jacket flap
  • During the sixteenth century, England was being transformed economically by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to Asia. At the start of the century, London was a gloomy, introverted medieval city. But as the century progressed, London was placed at the center of the world stage. Alford brings to life the network of merchants, visionaries, crooks, and sailors who changed London and England forever. As English ships were suddenly found all over the world, the people who made this possible are as interesting as any of those at court
Cataloging source
PNX
Dewey number
382.09421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3520.L65
LC item number
A44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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London's triumph : merchants, adventurers, and money in Shakespeare's city, Stephen Alford
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-295) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A merchant's world -- Londoners -- Landmarks -- In Antwerp's shadow -- "Love, serve, and obey" -- Searching for Cathay -- A Russian embassy -- The brothers Isham -- "So fair a bourse in London" -- Aliens and strangers -- "Travails, pains, and dangers" -- Flourishing lands -- The unknown limits -- Master Lok's disgrace -- Shylock's victory -- St Bartholomew the Less -- Change and nostalgia -- To the East Indies -- Virginia richly valued -- Time past, time present
Control code
on1012401650
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620408216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620408216
  • (OCoLC)1012401650
Label
London's triumph : merchants, adventurers, and money in Shakespeare's city, Stephen Alford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A merchant's world -- Londoners -- Landmarks -- In Antwerp's shadow -- "Love, serve, and obey" -- Searching for Cathay -- A Russian embassy -- The brothers Isham -- "So fair a bourse in London" -- Aliens and strangers -- "Travails, pains, and dangers" -- Flourishing lands -- The unknown limits -- Master Lok's disgrace -- Shylock's victory -- St Bartholomew the Less -- Change and nostalgia -- To the East Indies -- Virginia richly valued -- Time past, time present
Control code
on1012401650
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620408216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620408216
  • (OCoLC)1012401650

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      42.5749735 -70.77138570000001
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