Queen Charlotte’s 5000 pounds reward in Bridgerton would now be worth over a million dollars!

Disclaimer: The conversion estimated in the article are based entirely on historical data and may vary depending on the method of calculation and economic factors.


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In the third season of Bridgerton, her Majesty Queen Charlotte announced a whopping 5000 pounds in rewards to whoever brings legitimate evidence of Lady Whistledown’s identity.

As Bridgerton was set in England’s Regency Era, which lasted from 1811 to 1820, the £5000 reward was a lot.

Furthermore, after a rough estimate to get a ballpark figure of its worth now, it’s in millions of dollars.


IMDb Drama Romance

The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society.

CreatorChris Van Dusen
Release DateDecember 25, 2020
StudioShondaland CVD Productions
CastNicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton
WritersJulia Quinn
Runtime1 hour

Considering inflation, Gold’s now and then values to find out the present worth of 5000 pounds in Bridgerton!

In the Regency Era, one fine ounce of gold used to cost £4.63, meaning ­£1 could buy almost 6.8 grams of gold, according to the Measuring Worth dataset. This data is also backed by the book A History of Prices by Thomas Tooke. So, £5,000 in Bridgerton could buy 34,000 grams of gold.

Now, in 2024, one gram of gold costs $74.42 in the US and £58.04 in the UK. So, if we do the math, 34,000 grams of gold is now worth $2.5 million in the US or £1.9 million in the UK.

Meanwhile, let us examine the change in money value regarding inflation and purchasing power.

According to the Bank of England, the goods that £1 could buy in the Regency Era now cost, on average, almost £80. So, the £5000 pounds in Bridgerton would be worth approximately £400,000 or $509,552 today.

But remember, the inflation rate during the Regency Era fluctuated to some extent in different years. So, depending on the year, the current monetary value might range from £350K to £450K.

In addition, the inflation value differs from one source to another. So, the value can vary depending on what inflation calculator you are using.

According to the National Archives of the UK, in 1820, you could buy 476 horses, 1000 cows, or 878 quarters of wheat with £5,000 in hand. That’s a lot!

Nevertheless, be it the Bridgerton Regency Era or the present one, the amount Queen Charlotte has allocated to uncover the identity of Lady Whistledown is substantial.

Additional Information

  • Over the five years, Netflix claims that Bridgerton allegedly boosted the UK’s economy by £275 million.
  • The final part of the Bridgerton season 3 came out on June 13.
  • Season 4 of Bridgerton will likely air in 2026, given the trend of a two-year gap between each season. And it will most probably focus on the love romance of Benedict Bridgerton.
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