Borrowing Millions from a Capable Economist

Did Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown earn £2,000 a year as Head Gardener at Stowe in 1741? Or was it £65,500? These are the modern equivalents of the £25 per annum Brown was paid, as advanced by two different recent authors. The higher figure sounds like a good professional salary, and has been calculated by Professor Roderick…