Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

Army: British Enlisted Soldier's Pay 1300 - 1789

Year
Rank
Pay per Day
1346 Archer 3 Pence
1415 Archer 6 Pence
1557 Foot Soldier 8 Pence
1689 Private 8 Pence
1789 Private 8 Pence

 

Notes:

1 British Pound = 20 Shillings; 1 British Shilling = 12 Pence

Source: Fortescue, John W. The British Army 1783 - 1802 London : Macmillan; 1905. Pp 6 - 7

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2001

 



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