History of taxation in the United Kingdom
History of taxation in the United Kingdom includes the history of all collections by governments under law, in money or in kind, including collections by monarchs and lesser feudal lords, levied on pe...
History of taxation in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Who Was Lady Godiva?
You might associate the name “Godiva” with a brand of Belgian chocolates, but it was first popularized as part of a 900-year-old English legend. The original Lady Godiva was an 11th century noblewoman...
Lady Godiva
Secondo la leggenda, Lady Godiva (nobildonna anglosassone), moglie del conte Leofrico di Coventry (Inghilterra) prese le parti della popolazione di Coventry,...
Alex Day - Lady Godiva - YouTube
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Taxation in medieval England
Taxation in medieval England was the system of raising money for royal and governmental expenses. During the Anglo-Saxon period, the main forms of taxation were land taxes, although custom duties and ...
Taxation in medieval England - Wikipedia
Window tax
The window tax was a property tax based on the number of windows in a house. It was a significant social, cultural, and architectural force in England, France and Scotland during the 18th and 19th cen...
Window tax - Wikipedia
Waterguard
The Waterguard was the name given to a division of HM Customs and Excise responsible for the control of vessels, aircraft, vehicles and persons arriving into and departing from the United Kingdom. Th...
Who Was Lady Godiva?
You might associate the name “Godiva” with a brand of Belgian chocolates, but it was first popularized as part of a 900-year-old English legend. The original Lady Godiva was an 11th century noblewoman...
Lady Godiva's Operation
"Lady Godiva's Operation" is a song by American avant-garde rock band The Velvet Underground, appearing on their second album, White Light/White Heat (1968). The lyrics of the first half of the song ...
Television licensing in the United Kingdom (historical)
The first broadcasting receiving licence was introduced in 1904 to cover the reception of radio broadcasts.
The introduction of receiving licences was implemented by the General Post Office (GPO) ...
Television licensing in the United Kingdom (historical) - Wikipedia
Subsidy roll
Subsidy Rolls are records of taxation in England made between the 12th and 17th centuries. They are often valuable sources of historical information.The lists are arranged by county, and the descript...
Lady Godiva
Godiva (fl. 1040–1067) (/ɡəˈdaɪvə/; Old English: Godgifu), known as Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rod...
Lady Godiva - Wikipedia
Tonnage and Poundage
Tonnage and Poundage were certain duties and taxes first levied in Edward II's reign on every tun (cask) of imported wine, which came mostly from Spain and Portugal, and on every pound weight of merch...
Godiva Procession
The Godiva Procession is an annual procession in the city of Coventry, England, which re-enacts the story of Lady Godiva. They have been held in Coventry since the 17th century.
The first written ...
Godiva Procession - Wikipedia
Commutation Act
The Commutation Act of 1784, enacted by the British Parliament, reduced the tax on tea from 119% to 12.5%, effectively ending the smuggling trade. William Pitt the Younger, acting on the advice of Ric...
Mortgage interest relief at source
Mortgage interest relief at source, or MIRAS, was a scheme introduced in the United Kingdom by Chancellor of the Exchequer Roy Jenkins in 1969 in a bid to encourage home ownership; it allowed borrowe...
Wallpaper tax
The wallpaper tax was a property tax introduced in Great Britain in 1712, during the reign of Queen Anne. Patterned, printed, or painted wallpaper was initially taxed at 1d per square yard, rising to ...
Butlerage
A butlerage was a duty of two shillings on every ton of wine imported into England by merchant strangers; so called because it was paid to the king's butler for the king. The tax was first implemente...
Poundage
In English law, poundage was an ad valorem customs duty imposed on imports and exports at the rate of 1 shilling for every pound of goods imported or exported.The levy was introduced in 1347 and conti...
Poundage - Wikipedia
Brick tax
The brick tax was a property tax introduced in Great Britain in 1784, during the reign of King George III, to help pay for the wars in the American Colonies. Bricks were initially taxed at 4s per thou...
Brick tax - Wikipedia
Lady Godiva Rides Again
Lady Godiva Rides Again, released in the United States as Bikini Baby, is a 1951 British comedy film starring Pauline Stroud, about a small-town English girl who wins a beauty contest and heads for g...
Lady Godiva Rides Again - Wikipedia
The Seven Lady Godivas
The Seven Lady Godivas: The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family is a picture book of the tale of Lady Godiva, written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. One of Seuss's few books written for adult...
The Seven Lady Godivas - Wikipedia
Scutage
The form of taxation known as scutage, in the law of England under the feudal system, allowed a knight to "buy out" of the military service due to the Crown as a holder of a knight's fee held under th...
Impositions
The Crown of England traditionally exercised the right to impose import duties for the regulation of trade and the protection of domestic industry. New impositions of this kind were imposed by Elizabe...
Godiva (poem)
Godiva is a poem written in 1840 by the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson when he was returning from Coventry to London, after his visit to Warwickshire in that year. It was first published in 1842, no alter...
Godiva (poem) - Wikipedia
Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has been a heavy user of revenue stamps. The first revenues were issued before postage stamps were introduced, starting in the mid-eighteenth century. The last British revenues were...
Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Hat tax
The hat tax was a tax levied by the British Government from 1784 to 1811 on men's hats. The tax was introduced during the first ministry of Pitt the Younger and was designed to be a simple way of rais...
Police des Vins
The police des vins were a set of codes and business practices set up in the 13th and 14th century that govern the wine trade within the region of Bordeaux and the use of its port by neighboring areas...
Hearth tax
A hearth tax was a property tax in certain countries during the medieval and early modern period, levied on each hearth, thus by metonymy on each family unit. It was calculated based on the number o...