I’m currently in the process of re-reading my favorite book, Outlander. It’s being made into a television series, did you hear?
Anyway, I came across a part about money and, well, here’s the passage:
“…my share of the Mackenzie rents comes to about twenty pounds a quarter… and that’s Scots, not Sterling. About the price of half a cow.”
Twenty Pounds… Half a Cow…
so now, the fact that in 1743 the Scots equivalent of twenty pounds could buy you half a cow,
will be added to the enormous stash of useless facts inside my head, that I will never need but always remember.
P.S. I make no apologies for the title of this post. because puns are funny.