Posted by Rachel on November 03, 1997 at 16:37:52:
In response to ?, written by Ken on November 03, 1997 at 09:56:25
By one means or another most peers contrived to make at lest L5,000 a year, the rough equivalent L300,000 today
] ] So a Regency pound would be worth about twelve pounds in this calulation.
] Am I missing something? 300,000/5,000 = 60, not 12, right?
] Incidentally, Braudel gives the per capita income at this time as between 15 and 17 pounds. If anyone is interested, I'll try to copy out some of his discussion. It's from his 3 volume set on the rise of capitalism.
Yes, do good Snarkhunter. I would like to hear more about this, because I don't know if it's just me, but this sounds like an awfully small number.
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