the british diplomat Castlereagh said at the congress of Vienna that Britain had spent over 700 million pounds on fighting napoleon, both directly and indirectly. most of it came through the bank of england which was controlled by the Rothschild family
not sure of this will help but it shows anyway how britain raised the money for the wars and the role played by the bank of england http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2010/lp-2-15.pdf
see page 8
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The British government committed to massive expenditures during the
war, including loans and subsidies to other countries and military spending in
general. Subsidies to aid allies began in 1793, when Britain offered funds to
Hanover, Hesse-Cassel, and Sardinia. The next year, England gave
£2,500,000 to the King of Prussia. Throughout the war, subsidies to Hesse
D’Armstadt, Baden, Brunswick, Portugal, Austria, Russia, the prince of
Orange, Sweden, Sicily, Morocco, and “Minor Powers under engagements
with the Duke of Wellington” totaled close to £50,000,000. Remarkably,
though, more than half of that total was paid in the last four years of the
war.23 This financing came predominantly out of strict payments rather than
loans. The only loans that the British offered were:
1794–96: The Emperor of Germany, £4,600,000 (guaranteed loan).
20 “The Bank,” Oracle and Public Advertiser February 20, 1797.
21 Kemmerer, Gold and the Gold Standard: The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present and
22 Norman J. Silberling, “Financial and Monetary Policy of Great Britain During the
Napoleonic Wars,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 38, no. 2 (1924): 232.
23 C.P.H., “War Loans Versus Subsidies: A Note on Great Britain’s Advances to Her
Continental Allies,” Foreign Affairs 9, no. 4 (1931): 684, J.H. Clapham, “Loans and
Subsidies in Time of War, 1793–1914,” Economic Journal 27, no. 108 (1917): 495.
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