A penny isn’t what it used to be, as you’ll discover on the following sites. For fuller explanations on the relative value of incomes and the cost of goods during the regency, read my other posts on the topic: Pride and Prejudice Economics and In Jane Austen’s Own Words: Economic Sense and Sensibility.
For more links on costs during this period, click on the following:
- Click on the The First Footguards blog to learn about the cost of living during the Georgian Period.
- Here’s a great link from The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, entitled Currency, Coinage & the Cost of Living: Pounds, Shillings & Pence: Purchasing Power 1674-1834
- Click on The Cost of Living in Jane Austen’s Period to learn about budgets and costs in her day and age,
- How Wealthy is Mr. Darcy Really? Pounds and Dollars in the World of Pride and Prejudice, James Heldman, JASNA