Until 1857, it was legal for British husbands to sell their wives.
The going rate was £3,000 that is £23,000 in today's money.
pamela8 pamela8
66-70, F
3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

I think it must be a bit more than £23k or a bit less than £3k

So do I, £3,000 in the 1800's would be more than £23,000 now.

They obviously didn't realise how priceless a good wife is!

You are so right, only the hopeless Wife's went up for sale.

What if she was an ugly complaining women did that change the price.