Email this sample to a friend

The King of the Irish Roads

The Story of Charles Bianconi

Brian Igoe



Copyright © 2012 by Brian Igoe



Smashwords Edition



This eBook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This eBook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Sums of money are referred to constantly in this book. As a VERY approximate guide, using the retail price index, in 1800 £1 would be worth around £55 (€65, $84) today, 2012), and remained at around that level until the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815. So Daniel O’Connell’s earnings of £8,000 that year would equate to around £440,000 today. By 1820 that £1 would have been some £70 (€80, $107) today. It remained around that until the end of the book, and in fact until around 1890 when inflation again set in.  

Previous Page Next Page Page 1 of 86