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Sir Thomas Smythe (c. 1558-1625)

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A lecture delivered at Skinners’ Hall, London, 26 November 2007
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This is a fully annotated version of a public lecture I gave at Skinners' Hall in 2007. Smythe might plausibly be described as London's first global merchant with trading interests stretching from Japan to the Chesapeake.But he was a deeply controversial figure, his career in city politics stymied by his connections with the earl of Essex, and his management of the new Virginia plantation the target for criticism from colonists and trading rivals. This lecture attempts to provide contexts for...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Keble College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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