Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Finances

Price of Food Paid by a British Officer in Lisbon, Portugal: December 1812

Item

Amount

Cost

Madeira Wine

1 bottle

4 shillings 6 pence

Local Red Wine

1 bottle

1 shilling 10 pence

Local White Wine

1 bottle

1 shilling 6 pence

Beef

1 pound

1 shilling 4 pence

Chicken

1

4 shillings 6 pence

Turkey

1

27 shillings (£1 7 shillings)

 

Source: Sabine, Edward (editor). Letters of Colonel Sir Augustus Simon Frazer, K.C.B. Commanding the Royal Horse Artillery in the Army under the Duke of Wellington Uckfield : Military and Naval Press; 2001. Page 10



 

  

 

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