Benjamin Worsley (1618-1677)

    Benjamin Worsley (1618-1677)

    Trade, Interest and the Spirit in Revolutionary England

    Thomas Leng

    Boydell 2008

    Hardback 244pp

    9780861932962   Product Code: 92957

    Benjamin Worsley occupies a unique place in the development of commercial governance in England. Best known as the defender of the 1651 Navigation Act, he was employed by both Commonwealth and restored monarchy and his career reveals the contribution of republican policies to the establishment of a navigation system that governed commercial relations between England and its empire for decades. This study brings together commercial, intellectual and political history, reflecting Worsley's wide circle of acquaintance, varied activities and international interests.

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