We have disussed money and coins a bit today, and now it is time to do some math. See if you can use the information below to answer the questions at the bottom of this post! Good luck!
Coins Used in Tudor England:
(one pence is the same as one penny)
one sovereign = one pound
one pound = twenty shillings
one angel = ten shillings
one crown = five shillings
one half-crown = two shillings and six pence
one shilling = twelve pence
one sixpence = six pence
one groat = four pence
halfgroat = two pence
threefarthing = 3/4 of a pence
one farthing = 1/4 pence
I am a servant headed to market to buy bread. My mistress has given me a halfgroat. If the bread costs two pence (2p), do I have enough money?
How much bread can I buy for one shilling?
I have six halfgroat coins. What coin can I exchange them all for?
Tudor money can be a little bit confusing! See if you can make up some problems to test friends and family!