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Claire Chats – Tudor Money

In this week's Claire Chats video talk, I'm looking at Tudor money. I talk about the two different units of account, the currency that was used on a daily basis, the different coins and their values, how coins were made and the Tower Mint, coin clipping and counterfeiting, and debasement of coinage and coinage reform. Phew!

I do hope you find today's chat useful.

You can find photos of coins on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_English_penny and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Debasement.

Notes, Sources and Further Reading

  • Mortimer, Ian (2009) The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, Vintage.
  • Mortimer, Ian (2013) The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England, Vintage.
  • Secara, Maggie (1990-2008) A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603, Popinjay Press.
  • Wagner, John A., and Schmid, Susan Walters (2012) Encyclopedia of Tudor England, Volume 1 A-D.

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  1. M /

    This was really interesting! Thanks, Claire!

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Claire Chats – Tudor Money