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RSS FeedsThe City of London has a slavery problem
(World News USA)


28 june 2020 03:54:26

The City of London has a slavery problem
(World News USA)

Houses of Parliament, U.K., in London. (Photo: london.gov.uk If there’s one thing that foretold the City of London’s ambition to become the epicenter of finance it was the founding of the Royal Exchange almost 500 years ago. The driving force behind the capital’s first purpose-built center for trading stocks was Sir Thomas Gresham, whose legacy survives in the college, City street and law of economics that bear his name. Less celebrated is the role of his prominent backer in the venture, Sir William Garrard: former Lord Mayor and pioneer of English involvement in the slave trade. The City of London is interwoven with so many layers of history, from Roman to Medieval, Civil...

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