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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paying the rent with pepper...?

PEPPERCORN RENT

In the Middle Ages and Tudor Times rents were sometimes paid in peppercorns because pepper was so expensive. Peppercorns were actually used as a form of currency. They were given as bribes or as part of a bride's dowry.

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