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William III creates The Bank of England

Duration: 01:04

In 1694 William III set up The Bank of England in order to fund his war against Louis XIV. Dr. Craig Rose explains William’s strategy.

Available since: Thu 5 Jul 2012


Jim McDowell
Louis Edmondson
Executive Producer
Deirdre Devlin

This clip is from

You Thought You Knew King Billy

Jim McDowell presents a fresh look at William of Orange, otherwise known as King Billy.

First broadcast: 28 Jan 2004

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