Legal Regulation and Public Policy
Appendix V: Timeline for the development of shares in UK law
1600 East India Company set up
1720 South Sea Bubble and the Bubble Act
1776 First building society founded
1801 London Stock Exchange established (successor to the Royal Exchange)
1825 Repeal of the Bubble Act
1843 Restrictive Foss v Harbottle rule handed down
1844 Arrival of simple registration procedure for incorporation
1846/1849 Railway shares crash
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