Kevin Stagg

Kevin Stagg teaches economic history in the business school at Cardiff University. His interests include the impact of products on global economic development (coffee, tea, sugar, cotton etc); the great divergence between east and west and issues of historiography. 

Stanley Baldwin asked Britain’s rich to help pay off the national debt after WWI – but it didn’t work

The British government is trying to unblock £400m donated in 1927 by an anonymous donor who wanted it to help pay off the national war debt.