Find out what old British money is worth today with this addictive resource from the National Archives. You just need to choose the approximate year and enter the amount you want to convert. Not only will you find out the value of this money in 2017 (close enough to today), you’ll also be told how many horses or cows you could buy and how many days’ wages it would be equivalent to. The example below is Mr Darcy’s (fictional) income of £10,000 – as you can see, he’s exceedingly rich even by today’s standards.
Click here to access the currency converter! (link was correct at the time of posting)