Portrait of Sir Thomas Gresham the Elder (1519–1579), English merchant and financier who acted as an English merchant and financier who acted on behalf of King Edward VI (1547–1553 and Elizabeth I (1558–1603). In 1565 he made a proposal to the City's Court of Aldermen to build a bourse or exchange – what became the Royal Exchange, modelled on the Antwerp bourse – on condition that the Corporation provided for this purpose a suitable location.

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