The South Sea Bubble of 1720
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The South Sea Bubble of 1720
Mar 30, 2021
Gresham College
The London stock market boomed and crashed in 1720. The financial bubble is known to posterity as the South Sea Bubble.

In the three hundred years since, the bubble has been much misunderstood - this lecture separates fact from myth and aims to move beyond simplistic ideas of "gambling mania".

A lecture by Dr Helen Paul 30 March

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