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Sir Thomas Gresham

Business, Philanthropist (1518 — 21-Nov-1579)


Francis Ames-Lewis (editor). Sir Thomas Gresham and Gresham College: Studies in the Intellectual History of London in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Ashgate Publishing. 1999. 234pp.

Anonymous. The Life of Sir Thomas Gresham, Founder of the Royal Exchange. London: Charles Knight & Co.. 1845. 245pp.

John William Burgon. The Life and Times of Sir Thomas Gresham. London: Robert Jennings. 1839. (2 vols.) 491pp. + 534pp.

Perry Gresham. The Sign of the Golden Grasshopper: A Biography of Sir Thomas Gresham. Ottawa, IL: Jameson Books. 1995. 355pp.

F. R. Salter. Sir Thomas Gresham, 1518-1579. London: Leonard Parsons. 1925. 189pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.627)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.214)

  8. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.133)

  9. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.230)

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