Economy 1485-1701

Main

Trade: Fish and Land

1485 - 1509

Feudalism

1485 - 1500

John Day Letter

1498 - 1499

Shows growth of discovery, trade, interest in business, privateering.

Richard Warde Patent

1499 - 1500

Encouraging discovery.

Trade: Wool

1509 - 1550

Sale of Church Lands

1530

Sells Church lands for money for war, increases strength of nobility and down the road Parliament.

Surrender and Regrant

1541

Search of Northeast Passage

1550 - 1551

Competition with Spain, Spain making many conquests.

Muscovy Company

1555

Elizabeth I

1558

Financial problems, only fights when necessary, like Scots in 1571.

Privateering

1558

Letters of Reprisal, Maritime Power, Advanced Technology, Increased Trade, Discovery.

Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy

1565 - 1571

Moves through Ireland establishing authority, continues surrender and regrant. Says it's just business, unlike Canny's argument.

Francis Drake Privateering

1570 - 1580

"A Brief Report of the Newfoundland of Virginia

1590

Propaganda

Virginia Co. Est.

1606

James Town Est.

1607

St. George's Hill

1649

Levellers

English Market for Ireland

1650 - 1660

Increased agrarian culture in Ireland, plantations, become dependent on English market, English population grows.

Movement to Capitalism

1650 - 1701

Navigation Acts

1651

Colonies can only export to England on English ships with crews of mostly English sailors. Hurst economy in the short-run, makes Cromwell unpopular, helps in the long run.

London Coffee House

1651

Navigation Acts Renewed

1660

Trade boost increases James II's allowance

1685 - 1688