The Bank of England: Money, Power, and Influence 1694-1994

Hardcover | May 1, 1978

EditorRichard Roberts, David Kynaston

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The Bank of England's tercentenary (July 1994), coming as it does with the future status of the Bank a subject of much discussion, is an apposite moment to offer an overview of the Bank's history as a whole. Obviously there have been several detailed histories of the Bank, but this collectionof essays is the first attempt to identify the most important themes of the institution's history and put them in a long-term perspective. The main pieces will deal with the Bank's relations with government, its impact on the British economy, its role in international central banking, its positionin the City of London, and its changing composition and management. In addition, in a piece likely to cause considerable interest, the Deputy Governor (Rupert Pennant Rea) will be looking at all these themes in a contemporary light and offering some thoughts about the Bank's future. Added value isgiven by two main appendices: a detailed chronology of the Bank's history; and a comprehensive listing of its governors, directors, and senior officials. In sum, this is a book that meets a clear intellectual need, while also being extremely convenient for those unwilling or unable to embark on thecirca 2600 pages of the three main official histories. Contributors: D. Kynaston, A. Cairncross, P. Cottrell, R. Roberts, E. Hennessy, R. Pennant Rea,

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The Bank of England's tercentenary (July 1994), coming as it does with the future status of the Bank a subject of much discussion, is an apposite moment to offer an overview of the Bank's history as a whole. Obviously there have been several detailed histories of the Bank, but this collectionof essays is the first attempt to identify ...

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The Bank of England - the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street - has played a crucial, if sometimes little understood role in the life of the nation for over 300 years. Financer of wars, issuer of notes, lender of last resort, watchdog of the City, and most recently as a powerful shaper of economic policy - in all these roles its actions an...

Richard Roberts is the author of the history of Schroders, and the editor of a series of studies of international financial centres. David Kynaston is the author of histories of the Financial Times, Cazenove, and the City of London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:May 1, 1978Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198289529

ISBN - 13:9780198289524

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Bowen: The Bank of England in the 18th Century2. Kynaston: The Bank of England and the Government3. Cairncross: The Bank of England and the British Economy4. Cotterell: The Bank of England and International Central Banking 1694-19705. Pringle: The Bank of England and International Central Banking 1970-19946. Roberts: The Bank of England and the City of London7. Hennessy: The Governors, Directors, and Manahement of the Bank of England8. Pennant Rea: The Bank of England: Yesterday, Today and TomorrowAppendix 1: Chronology 1694-1994Appendix 2: Governors, Directors and Senior Officials 1694-1994Appendix 3: Sayer on the Bank Rate

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`The very praiseworthy ambition of the editors and organisers seems to have been to provide as much coverage as possible of the Bank's history in both its domestic and international setting from its founding to the present day - and to do this thematically ... The book is beautifully produced... in one good-sized volume there is here an excellent coverage of the origins, growth, and development of the Bank which draws on archives not previously exploited. It is a fitting commemorative volume for the Bank's 300th anniversary.'Business History