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|Wondering about inflation.
Written by nan duval
(9/5/2009 7:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Inheriting Norland, penned by Barbara
I was wondering if inflation was at all a factor in the Regency period as it is now. I have elderly relatives who don't go shopping or if so not much, & think in terms of the prices of 20-30 years ago when a nickel was "something". After ten years of being looked after by Henry Dashwood & his wife & daughters, old Mr Dashwood might think that a thousand pounds would go farther than it actually would. Maybe I'm just trying to make him seem a little less ungrateful for their constant care of ten years.
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