The Life of Sidney, Earl of Godolphin, K. G: Lord High Treasurer of England, 1702 to 1710 (Classic Reprint)

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Sidney Godolphin was a frugal and cautious finance minister. During the period that he was chief of the Treasury some of the greatest financial changes which were ever made by an English Government were first put into operation. The raising of money by life and terminable annuities,1 the issue of exchequer bills, the establishment of the Bank of England, the funding of the National Debt, all date from this time. Yet we doubt whether any of these changes were economically more beneficial or important than the example which he set to public men of vigilantly guarding the na tional treasure. N o reforms could be completely successful while the men whose duty it was to protect the wealth of the people preyed upon it instead. At the end of the seventeenth century English statesmen were scandalously corrupt, yet no serious charge of personal corruption was ever made against Godolphin. Even Swift, who has written everything which malice could suggest to blacken his character, acquits him of such an offence. His predecessors, one and all.
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