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The Royal Exchange

7 Jun 18

On this day in 1566, the first stone of the original Royal Exchange was laid (*).

The building, modelled on the bourse in Antwerp, was the brainchild of the City financier and philanthropist Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-79) (see also January 23rd and May 6th postings).  Incidentally, Gresham also founded Gresham College, by bequest.  He is […]

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