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Cadbury Family

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Economic History.

A family of Quaker manufacturers and philanthropists based in Bournville, Birmingham, England, the Cadburys have been active in the confectionery trades since the early nineteenth century,...

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construction Industry

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History — British History.

The largest structures of the medieval and early modern periods were monasteries, churches, cathedrals, castles, and town walls. York, with its 13th-cent. motte and bailey castle, known as...

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economic policy

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Economics.

The set of controls used by the government to regulate economic activity. Economic policy can be broadly classified into three areas: fiscal policy (issues related to taxation, government...

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European Economic Community

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Financial Institutions and Services.

The European common market set up in 1957 by the six member states of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC); i.e. Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and The...

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Francis Horner

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — British History.

(1778–1817).

Horner had an influence and standing out of all proportion to his career or achievements. Born and educated in Edinburgh, he was called to the bar in 1800. Two years...

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GOH CHOK TONG (<i>born</i> 1941), Senior Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, 2004–11, now Emeritus; Senior Adviser, Monetary Authority of Singapore, since 2011 (Chairman, 2004–11)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History; Economics; General Economics and Teaching; Political History; Politics; UK Politics; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Law and Politics; Public Administration. 161 words.

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HOLLANDE, François Gérard Georges (<i>born</i> 1954), President of France, since 2012; Leader, Socialist Party, since 2011

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History; Economics; General Economics and Teaching; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Political History; Politics. 179 words.

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HORN, Gyula (1932 - 2013), Prime Minister of Hungary, 1994–98

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Political History; Law and Politics; Public Administration; Economic History; Economics; General Economics and Teaching. 213 words.

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James O'Brien

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Economics.

(1805–64).

Dubbed ‘the schoolmaster of chartism’. An Irish barrister, O'Brien was the most theoretical of the chartists and might have rivalled O'Connor for the leadership but for...

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John Bright

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — British History.

(1811–89).

Radical politician and son of a Rochdale textile manufacturer, his first public speech (on temperance, 1830) marks the strong quaker influence on him. A leading public...

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