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British Financial Crises since 1825

Nicholas Dimsdale and Anthony Hotson


This book provides a history of British financial crises since the Napoleonic wars. Interest in crises lapsed during the generally benign financial conditions which followed the Second World War, but the study of banking markets and financial crises has returned to centre stage following the credit crunch of 2007–8 and the subsequent Eurozone crisis. The first two chapters provide an overview of British financial crises from the bank failures of 1825 to the credit crunch of 2007–8. The causes and consequences of individual crises are explained and recurrent features are identified. Subsequent ... More

Keywords: banking, finance, crisis, Britain, London, credit, money market, sterling, Bank of England, commercial bill

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Dimsdale, editor
Emeritus Fellow in Economics at Queen's College, University of Oxford, and an Associate Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Anthony Hotson, editor
Research Associate, Centre for Financial History, University of Cambridge, and member of Wolfson College, University of Oxford