Thursday, April 12, 2012

Royal Exchange in London

The Royal Exchange in London as it was at the time of The Virginia Company of London. The exchange was founded in 1565 by Sir Thomas Gresham to be a centre of commerce in London. The design was inspired by  a bourse Gresham had seen in Antwerp and is near the streets of Cornhill and Threadneedle. This building burned down in 1666 during the great fire of London and was later replaced.

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