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Overend, Gurney and Company – 1866

Mid-Victorian global economics evolved under the ever-increasing arch of the British Empire. The City of London was the Empire’s engine-room, fuelled by expanding colonial trade; but by the 1860s entrepreneurial confidence was replaced by opportunistic greed. Tennyson, Trollope and Dickens were among the great literary figures who fulminated against what Thomas Carlyle denounced as ‘Cheap …

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