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In "A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: 1583-1702" by james Edwin Thorold Rogers, pp738, one finds various references to gunpowder prices recorded by Samuel Pepys as: 1589: 8d. / pound 1642: 2s. / pound average of 15 entries over the period: 14s. 3½d. / dozen pounds £6 5s. / cwt Specific prices for purchase by the barrel, for naval ...

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