The Pound: A Biography: The Story of the Currency That Ruled the World

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The Pound: A Biography tells the story of the pound from the Vikings to cyberspace, when single European currency or not it may be coming to the end of its life. Along the way we encounter the kings and queens, the merchants and adventurers, the bankers, politicians, and assorted fraudsters who have played the supporting roles. The story is revelatory, fascinating and always entertaining. It is a permanent record of and possible epitaph to the rise and decline of the world’s most enduring currency.

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David Sinclair's compelling story of the pound is at once a biography, a history, and a celebration of the world's most enduring currency. Packed with detail and color, it charts the pound's development from its origins in the Dark Ages to its role today in Cyberspace when--single European currency or not--it may be coming to the end of its life. Yet "The Pound" is not only the story of money: it is also the story of Britain and her people on the world stage. Britain's currency was the first great international exchange currency, laying the foundations for world trade. It helped to discover continents and sent great armies across the globe. This lively and informative tome illuminates the kings and queens, merchants and bankers, politicians and fraudsters who have all played their parts in the rise and decline of the British nation.

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Packed with detail and colour, this fascinating book charts the Pound's development from its origins in the Dark Ages to its role today in cyberspace when, single European currency or not, it may be coming to the end of its life. The Pound is also the revealing story of Britain and her people on the world stage. Britain's currency was the first great international exchange currency, laying the foundations for world trade. The Pound illuminates the kings and queens, merchants and bankers, politicians and fraudsters who have all played their parts in the rise and decline of the British Nation.

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