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

Published: Aug 17, 2011

Principal Investigator(s):
Theodore K. Rabb

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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.

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

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1575 -- 1630

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

British parliamentary sources and British trading company records

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

1984-05-11 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:

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