Whittles Publishing in Scotland has published a new book by Bob Whittington on British Monarchs and History in Coins.
We have just published Money Talks, British Monarchs and History in Coins by Bob Whittington.
Money Talks traces British history through the one thing that dominates our lives – hard cash. It looks at what was happening to the country as it emerged from its early history and royal struggles with cash flow problems to modern times, and sees what the thrymsa, the penny, and the groat have to tell us about those times and the people who used them.
It has been used to barter and bribe, to pay a king's ransom, been an object of pride and a symbol of power and courage. Money Talks demonstrates how monarchs down the centuries have used hard cash to fund wars, maintain their lifestyles and portray their image to prove their position or legitimatise dubious claims to the throne.
Although money now moves virtually at the swipe of an electronic card, it has survived for more than 2,500 years, rising and falling in value, changing in shape and size, and merging into a continent-wide single unit. The coin continues to talk, telling its own unique tale about the lives we lead, the challenges we face, and the dreams we are trying to turn into reality.
For more information, or to order, see:
British Monarchs and History in Coins
Wayne Homren, Editor
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