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The Chancellor and historians reflect on 1914 financial crisis


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Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and Professor Richard Roberts
PHOTO: Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (left) and Professor Richard Roberts (right)

Professor Richard Roberts spoke about 'The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 - Then and Now' to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, and guests on 20 May 2014.

Held at No. 11 Downing Street, the seminar was part of a series about the Treasury and the First World War.

Richard Roberts is Professor of Contemporary History at the Institute of Contemporary British History at King’s College London. His new book, Saving the City: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914, is published by OUP. 

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