London's Triumph

Merchants, Adventurers, and Money in Shakespeare's City
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.52 hours)
Product Number: Z100106884
Released: Aug 13, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681688121
Narrator/s: John Lee
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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At the start of the sixteenth 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, which 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 suddenly 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 money-men 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.

Author(s): Stephen Alford
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Aug 13, 2019

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Author(s): Stephen Alford
Genre: History
Product Number EB00714351
Released: Dec 05, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: #9781620408230

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