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The myths of the South Sea Bubble

Hoppit, J.; (2002) The myths of the South Sea Bubble. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society , 6 (12) pp. 141-165. 10.1017/S0080440102000051. Green open access

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Abstract

The South Sea Bubble of 1720 looms large in popular depictions of eighteenth-century Britain. But in many respects it is seriously misunderstood. This article begins by exploring mythic ‘facts’ about the events of 1720, but is also concerned to explore why the Bubble was mythologised long after the event. On several levels, therefore, the Bubble has itself been bubbled.

Type: Article
Title: The myths of the South Sea Bubble
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0080440102000051
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0080440102000051
Language: English
Additional information: © Royal Historical Society 2002
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/12397
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