Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
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.
Scott, Jean A., "Economic policies of the Privy Council 1620-1628" (1968). Honors Theses. 1108.