The Royal Exchange in Cornhill and Threadneedle Street, London was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Thomas Gresham as a centre of commerce for the City of London. It has twice been destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt. The illustration shows the second complex built on the site, designed by Edward Jarman, opened in 1669 and burned down in 1838. Traditionally, the steps of the Royal Exchange is the place where royal proclamations, dissolution of parliament; death or abdication of a monarch; confirmation of the next monarch's accession to the throne are read out.

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The Royal Exchange in Cornhill and Threadneedle Street, London was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Thomas Gresham at the suggestion of Richard Clough to act as a centre of commerce for the City of London. It has twice been destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt. the illustration shows the second complex built on the site, designed by Edward Jarman and opened in 1669, but that also burned down, on 10 January 1838. Traditionally, the steps of the Royal Exchange is the place where royal proclamations, dissolution of parliament; death or abdication of a monarch; confirmation of the next monarch's accession to the throne are read out by either a herald or a crier.
Location: Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street, London, England