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Mrs. Bennet’s M.O.

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The Purchase of a Military Commission

Edited by Anne Flinders, dramaturg The purchase of officer commissions in the British Army was a common practice through most of its history. Commissions could only be purchased in cavalry and infantry regiments (and therefore up to the rank of … Continue reading

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Monetary Equivalencies Between 1811 and Today

Compiled by Anne Flinders, dramaturg Pride and Prejudice has a lot to say about money (or at least Mrs. Bennet does). Goods tended to be much dearer in the early 1800s, while labor was much cheaper. And people didn’t buy … Continue reading

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