Medieval Taxes ~ Website of Interest

Good even to you!

I did it!  Got my 2009 taxes done and I’m even getting refunds. YEA!  While procrastinating my impending doom I started thinking about our medieval ancestors (medieval England in particular) and what they had to face regarding taxes.  Not a pretty site.  Here’s a link that gives a brief history of Taxation in Medieval England.  http://wapedia.mobi/en/Taxation_in_medieval_England 

The Peasants’ Revolt in June 1381 came to mind.  For them, taxes could—and were—levied any time the King decided he wanted money.  Visit http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/peasants_revolt.htm  to read about what the peasants wanted, what they did and what their revolt got them. 

As the saying goes: Only two things are certain: Taxes and death.  I’m so glad that this year my ‘impending doom’ turned out to be an ‘unexpected revelation’. 

Have a nice day tomorrow from your Faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher of www.TheMedievalChronicle.com

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