TIL: John Siberch borrowed £20 from Cambridge University and set up the first printing press in the city. He died without repaying his loan which today could stands in the billions – fortunately for any descendants, the original sum was repaid and interest waived by the University in 1971

Read more: https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/siberch

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  1. Mad to think there are people out there who think debt can be inherited.

    Like “hey I just discovered your great-great-grandfather owed my great-great-great-uncle 70 shillings and he signed an agreement for 12% interest which in today’s money is £63m so cough up loser”.

    Do people actually think that’s a thing that could happen?

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