Some Funeral!

Interesting reproduction of the will of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, grandmother of King James VI of Scotland and James I of England. £1200 set aside for her funeral, including £40 to pay for food for poor folk and money for 100 dresses also for poor women. Leaves rather a lot for the funeral!
Hard to estimate exactly what that would equate to in today’s money because the intervening centuries have included both inflation and deflation of currency. However some estimates suggest that the £1200 would be worth about £350,000 – some funeral!!

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