The Georgian era at the Bank of England

When Eddie George (as he is still widely known despite his 2000 knighthood) became governor of the Bank of England in July 1993, he was only the second person to do so after a lifetime career in the Bank, Leslie O'Brien being the first; all the other governors had been parachuted in from outside. (O'Brien, later Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, was governor 1966-73; he joined the Bank straight from school in 1927.) George had arrived in 1962 after reading economics at Emmanuel College Cambridge, and

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