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In trying to answer my own question I came across this interesting paper: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/archive/Documents/historicpubs/qb/1994/qb940201.pdf

As best as I can see from the graph, RPI was about 100 in 1746 and about 7000 today, giving a 700 multiplier, making Charlie's head money worth £21,000,000 today.

Not sure about this, a 1746 pound was gold, so it should be possible to get an exact figure on that basis.

A guinea, later 1 pound sterling, was a quarter ounce of gold ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_(British_coin) ), so the actual offer was 7500 ounces of gold, at roughly 700 GBP/oz ( http://goldprice.org/gold-price.html ) that's 5,250,000.

Still an impressive demonstration of loyalty from poor people in what was a very poor country back then, or alternatively they didn't believe they'd get it, which was likely accurate.
 

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Or live long enough to enjoy it.

What I'm always surprised about is the lack of commentary about the sheer incompetence of J VI/II as a politician. He seemed to learn nothing from the fate of his father. To get sacked within 3 years is quite some going for a king.
 
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Not sure about this, a 1746 pound was gold, so it should be possible to get an exact figure on that basis.

A guinea, later 1 pound sterling, was a quarter ounce of gold ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_(British_coin) ), so the actual offer was 7500 ounces of gold, at roughly 700 GBP/oz ( http://goldprice.org/gold-price.html ) that's 5,250,000.

Still an impressive demonstration of loyalty from poor people in what was a very poor country back then, or alternatively they didn't believe they'd get it, which was likely accurate.

Ah, you got in before I fixed my X 10 arithmetical error. :eek:

So, using RPI gives £2.1M, using gold gives £5.25M. Interesting.
 

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All sorts of ways of calculating it. Gdp growth ( earnings equivalent). Inflation ( purchasing power)
 

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A guinea, later 1 pound sterling, was a quarter ounce of gold ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_(British_coin) ), so the actual offer was 7500 ounces of gold, at roughly 700 GBP/oz ( http://goldprice.org/gold-price.html ) that's 5,250,000.

The Bank of England's own inflation calculator makes £30,000 in 1750 worth £5,941,176.47 in 2014.

£5.94m as against £5.25m. So what's all this about gold being a good hedge against inflation? A spread of half decent equities would have beaten the lot.

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£5.94m as against £5.25m. So what's all this about gold being a good hedge against inflation? A spread of half decent equities would have beaten the lot.

;)

The only equity I can think of which was around in 1745 and still exists today is The Hudson Bay Company. its been struggling for the last few years.
 

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From one perspective it is a shame Oor Wullie has resigned from following Dylan's journey.
But from another he will not be missed - indeed that particular video could have increase Dylan's subscriptions.
We live in a time when 'the offence' is in the eyes of 'the offender'.
Wullie confuses an interest entertainment channel as some proxy for the utter shite we have to put up with on sterile politically correct mainstream media.
Keep up the good work Dylan and do not be deflected (or apologist) to the bleeding heart 'offended'.
 

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We live in a time when …

Wullie confuses an interest entertainment channel as some proxy for the utter shite we have to put up with on sterile politically correct mainstream media.

… do not be deflected (or apologist) to the bleeding heart 'offended'.
Welcome to the forum, Norman. You'll fit right in here. :biggrin-new:
 

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From one perspective it is a shame Oor Wullie has resigned from following Dylan's journey.
But from another he will not be missed - indeed that particular video could have increase Dylan's subscriptions.
We live in a time when 'the offence' is in the eyes of 'the offender'.
Wullie confuses an interest entertainment channel as some proxy for the utter shite we have to put up with on sterile politically correct mainstream media.
Keep up the good work Dylan and do not be deflected (or apologist) to the bleeding heart 'offended'.

Amazingly observant for a first post.

Dare I say ..... welcome back? :encouragement:

Richard
 

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From one perspective it is a shame Oor Wullie has resigned from following Dylan's journey.
But from another he will not be missed - indeed that particular video could have increase Dylan's subscriptions.
We live in a time when 'the offence' is in the eyes of 'the offender'.
Wullie confuses an interest entertainment channel as some proxy for the utter shite we have to put up with on sterile politically correct mainstream media.
Keep up the good work Dylan and do not be deflected (or apologist) to the bleeding heart 'offended'.

you read so much into my post that isn't there.

well done.

not really.
 

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From one perspective it is a shame Oor Wullie has resigned from following Dylan's journey.
But from another he will not be missed - indeed that particular video could have increase Dylan's subscriptions.
We live in a time when 'the offence' is in the eyes of 'the offender'.
Wullie confuses an interest entertainment channel as some proxy for the utter shite we have to put up with on sterile politically correct mainstream media.
Keep up the good work Dylan and do not be deflected (or apologist) to the bleeding heart 'offended'.

thanks for that

although there are now no subscribers

it is all free

the sailing is now supported by blokes who hit the paypal button

so wully will not be missed at all - unless he was a paypal tapper - in which case I sincerely apologise and will never say anything at all about Scotland other than to comment on the excellent scenery

D
 
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To the OP:

From the title at first I thought he had an engine overheat or propeller break down. Once it made sense I watched the video.
What is wrong with it?
 
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