Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Herries Here, John Herries"

In 1813 Nathan became a close associate of the British Commissary General, John Charles Herries, the man responsible for financing Wellington's invasion of France.

John Herries worked his way up through the ranks of government. During his tenure as Commissary General he used the help of Nathan to transfer money to the British and allied army troops on the continent. No easy feat.
Rothschild's role in these transfers was one of the foundations that led to the success of the English banking empire.

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