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Investors and Members of Parliament in England, 1575-1630 (ICPSR 55)

Principal Investigator(s): Rabb, Theodore K.


This data collection contains individual-level biographical information for British members of Parliament and social and economic data pertaining to British investment and economic expansion in the period 1575-1630. The data provide information on name, social class, and date of knighthood for each member of British Parliament for the period. Also included are dates of the thirteen sessions of Parliament, and the names of the trading companies and company directors or governors.

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Study Description


Rabb, Theodore K. Investors and Members of Parliament in England, 1575-1630 . ICPSR00055-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-08-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00055.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00055.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    biographical data, British Parliament, economic expansion, economic growth, England, Great Britain, investors, members of parliament, seventeenth century, sixteenth century, trade

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1575--1630

Universe:    Members of the British Parliament and selected British trading companies in the period 1575-1630.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

British parliamentary sources and British trading company records

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-11

Version History:

  • 2011-08-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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