What Was The Royal African Company?
In 1619, some 20 Africans arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, where they were purchased from Dutch privateers to aid in the English colony’s luc...
What Was The Royal African Company?
In 1619, some 20 Africans arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, where they were purchased from Dutch privateers to aid in the English colony’s luc...
Unite (English coin)
The Unite was the second English gold coin with a value of twenty shillings or one pound first produced during the reign of King James I. It was named after the legends on the coin indicating the king...
Unite (English coin) - Wikipedia
History of the English penny (1603–1707)
The history of the English penny from 1603 to 1707 covers the period of the House of Stuart, up to the Acts of Union of 1707 which brought about the Union of the Kingdom of England with the Kingdom of...
History of the English penny (1603–1707) - Wikipedia
Ship Money Act 1640
The Ship Money Act 1640 (16 Car 1 c 14) was an Act of the Parliament of England.The whole Act, so far as unrepealed, was repealed by section 1 of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the Statute Law (Repea...
Ship Money Act 1640 - Wikipedia
Two guineas (British coin)
What is nowadays known as the Two Guineas coin was first minted in 1664, in England, when it had a nominal value of forty shillings and it was known as a forty-shilling piece, then it was later called...
Two guineas (British coin) - Wikipedia
Courteen association
The Courteen association, later called the Assada company was an English trading company founded in 1635 in an attempt to break the monopoly of the East India Company in trade with India.The East Indi...
Laurel (English coin)
The Laurel was the third English gold coin with a value of twenty shillings or one pound produced during the reign of King James I. It was named after the laurel that the king is portrayed as wearing ...
Laurel (English coin) - Wikipedia
London and Bristol Company
The London and Bristol Company came about in the early 17th century when English merchants had begun to express an interest in the Newfoundland fishery. Financed by a syndicate of investors John Guy, ...
London and Bristol Company - Wikipedia
Spur ryal
The Spur Royal was an extremely rare English gold coin issued in the reign of King James I. The coin is a development of the earlier Rose Noble, or Ryal which was worth ten shillings when issued by Ki...
Carolus (coin)
The carolus was a gold coin struck in the reign of Charles I of England. It was originally valued at 20 shillings, but later 23. The name has also been used for other currencies bearing Carolus (Charl...
Stop of the Exchequer
The Great Stop of the Exchequer or Stop of the Exchequer was a repudiation of state debt that occurred in England in 1672 under the reign of Charles II of England.
Under Charles II the state finan...
Somers Isles Company
The Somers Isles Company was formed in 1615 to operate the English colony of the Somers Isles, also known as Bermuda, as a commercial venture. It held a royal charter for Bermuda until 1684, when it w...
Somers Isles Company - Wikipedia
Royal African Company
The Royal African Company was a mercantile company set up by the Stuart family and London merchants to trade along the west coast of Africa. It was led by James, Duke of York, Charles II's brother. I...
Virginia Company
The Virginia Company refers collectively to a joint stock company chartered by James I on 10 April1606 with the purposes of establishing settlements on the coast of North America. The two companies, ...
Virginia Company - Wikipedia
Plymouth Company
The Plymouth Company was an English joint-stock company founded in 1606 by James I of England with the purpose of establishing settlements on the coast of North America.The merchants offered an econom...
Window tax
The window tax was a property tax based on the number of windows in a house. It was a significant social, cultural, and architectural force in England, France and Scotland during the 18th and 19th cen...
Window tax - Wikipedia
Ship money
Ship money was a tax of medieval origin levied intermittently in the Kingdom of England until the middle of the 17th century. Assessed only on the inhabitants of coastal areas of England, it was one o...
Ship money - Wikipedia