Book notes: Virtuous bankers: a day in the life of the 18th-century Bank of England, by Anne L Murphy

A bottom-up account of how clerks managed operations and enhanced the BoE’s reputation

Virtuous Bankers, by Anne Murphy

Anne L Murphy, Virtuous bankers: a day in the life of the 18th-century Bank of England, Princeton University Press, 2023, 288 pages

Anne Murphy’s new book does exactly what its subtitle says it does: it tells the reader about the daily routines of the Bank of England, from early in the morning to late at night. It also takes up larger themes in financial history, particularly the role of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in underpinning the British government’s credibility as a borrower and the

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