financial history

The South Sea Company’s bonds were never meant to be a scam

5 September 2020 9:00 am

In Money for Nothing, Thomas Levenson brings us into the story of the South Sea Bubble by writing about the…

‘Political Ravishment — or the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in danger!’ by James Gillray (1797)

The history of the Bank of England would make a marvellous musical

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Hamilton, created by the remarkable Lin-Manuel Miranda, has brought the financial musical to the London stage: a serious biography of…