Credit Crunch Histories: Records of Bankrupts in The National Archives

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Bankruptcy proceedings have been taking place in England and Wales for over 400 years. The records created by this process relate to about a million individual 'credit crunches'. This talk describes the bankruptcy records for England and Wales held by The National Archives, indicating the best ways of researching them, and referring to related records elsewhere

Chris Cooper has worked at The National Archives since 1986, mainly in the public services and corporate planning areas. One of his first jobs when he arrived as a trainee was to write a guide to bankruptcy records, he has remained interested in them ever since.

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Language English
Year Range 1600-2010
Place England
Lesson Owner The National Archives
Skill Level Intermediate
Lesson Creation Date 22 October 2010
Presenter Chris Cooper

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