That Time People Paid Rent With Eels

Ridiculous History

By iHeartRadio

That Time People Paid Rent With Eels

Saturday, 26 June

Nowadays, most people pay rent with the currency of their given nation — but for a time in England, your rent might have been paid with eels (yes, literal eels). In today’s episode, Ben, Max and returning guest host Matt Frederick explore the strange story of the Medieval eel economy, from the financial constraints that inspired it, to the religious beliefs that sustained it, to explain exactly how owning thousands of eels became a massive economic flex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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