Investors and Members of Parliament in England, 1575-1630

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Rabb, Theodore K.
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
biographical data; British Parliament; economic expansion; economic growth; England; Great Britain; investors; members of parliament; seventeenth century; sixteenth century; trade
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1575 / 1630
    Time period: 1575--1630
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Members of the British Parliament and selected British trading companies in the period 1575-1630.
Collection Mode
  • 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.

2011-08-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 55 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00055.v1
  • Rabb, Theodore K.. Enterprise and Empire: Merchant and Gentry Investment in the Expansion of England, 1575-1630. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1967.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15