Twist, Anthony

Dr. Anthony Twist, an independent scholar, received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. His business career was in the financial services sector in the City of London, and his work on Angerstein has been an independent project.

Life of John Julius Angerstein, 1735-1823
2006 0-7734-5583-3
This is the first full-length biography of John Julius Angerstein, who was a considerable figure in the City of London and far beyond during the period 1770-1820. Born in St. Petersburg, he later moved to London. His exceptional abilities in marine insurance led him to later play a pivotal part in the development of Lloyd’s. With increasing wealth and influence, he supported and founded charities, collected art, and was later a shipowner who raised the long-term finance which helped the British Government fund the Napoleonic Wars. With no successors to carry on his business, his achievements and his friendships with well known figures have been mostly forgotten. It is hoped that this book will reawaken the lost interest in this remarkable figures of late-Georgian England.