In this major reinterpretation of the activities of London's merchant community during the early Stuart period, Robert Brenner explains the factors behind the opening of long-distance commerce to the south and east, describes the growing power of the great City merchants, and pro-files the new colonial traders, who became the chief architects of the Common-wealth's dynamic commercial policy.... traders Matthew Craddock and Samuel Vassall, both Chambers and Fowke had established ties with the colonial-interloping combine by the time of the Civil War. Chambers was among the traders with the Americas who signed the anti- Spanish petition in support of Joseph Hawes in December 1640. ... The Lords ruled that, in this specific case, common hall did have the right to elect both sheriffs, .
|Title||:||Merchants and Revolution|
|Publisher||:||Verso - 2003|