Author

Jean A. Scott

Date of Award

1968

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

History

Abstract

The first English patents of monopoly appeared in the decade from 1561 to 1570. The privileges granted under the patents wore of three types, involving the exclusive rights either of supervision of an industry, of use of techniques or processes in production, or of trade in a product. Although intended primarily to stimulate intervention and commerce, the monopolies were a potential source of power and wealth for monarch and courtier.

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