IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 610: Modern Finance in the Middle Ages

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:ESRC project 'Credit Finance in the Middle Ages', International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Organiser:Adrian R. Bell, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:David Simpkin, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Paper 610-aCredit Finance in the Middle Ages: Loans to the English Crown, 1272-1340
(Language: English)
Adrian R. Bell, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Index terms: Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 610-bBorrowing between Brothers: Henry III and Richard of Cornwall
(Language: English)
Tony Moore, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Index terms: Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 610-cValuing Medieval Annuities: Were Corrodies Underpriced?
(Language: English)
Charles Sutcliffe, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Index terms: Economics - General, Religious Life
Abstract

The ESRC are funding a new project hosted at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading to investigate the early and innovative use of credit finance by a succession of English medieval monarchs. The study – entitled ‘Credit Finance in the Middle Ages: Loans to the English Crown c. 1272-1340’ – will examine in detail the credit finance arrangements used by Edward I, II, and III from both a historical perspective as well as utilising the approaches and models developed recently for the analysis of modern-day sovereign borrowings. This session will provide an introduction to the project, and two further papers discussing other intriguing evidence suggesting that modern financial practices were common practice in the middle ages.