Nicholas Barbon – C17th Property Developer

I was recently invited to write a post for the Hoydens and Firebrands website, which is full of fascinating articles about life in the seventeenth century.

I chose to write about Nicholas Barbon, a property speculator out to make his fortune immediately after the Great Fire of London. He was the archetypal property developer; the man people loved to hate. Looking at his portrait, he doesn’t look like a man to cross!

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