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The History of Insurance, 1750 -2015

The insurance industry has a long history that began with primitive forms of ‘spreading risk’ in 1750 B.C. right up to present day 2015 with companies competing for customers offering the best value ‘internet rates’. This interactive timeline charts the full history of the insurance industry from its most basic forms, through its widespread adoption in Europe, to its eventual sweep across the Atlantic to North America.

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