The Story of the Currency that Ruled the World
David Sinclair's compelling story of the pound is at once a biography, a history and a celebration of the world's most enduring currency. Packed with detail and colour, it charts the pound's development from its origins in the Dark Ages to its role today in Cyberspace when, single European current or not, it may be coming to the end of its life.
Yet 'The Pound' is not only the story of money, it is also the revealing story of Britain and her peoples on the world stage. Britain's currency was the first great international exchange currency, laying the foundations for world trade. It helped to discover continents, financing the voyages of Sir Francis Drake, and sent great armies across the globe. 'The Pound' illuminates the kings and queens, merchants and bankers, politicians and fraudsters who have all played their parts in the rise and decline of the British Nation.