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Taxation Under the Early Tudors 1485-1547

ISBN: 978-0-631-15231-6
320 pages
October 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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Based on original research, this book marks an important advance in our understanding not only of the fiscal resources available to the English crown but also of the broader political culture of early Tudor England.

  • An original study of taxation under the early Tudors.
  • Explains the significance of the parliamentary lay taxation levied on individuals at this time.
  • Demonstrates the value of the mass of personal tax assessments from this period to social, economic and local historians.
  • Considers the critical position that parliamentary taxation occupies in constitutional history.
  • Sheds light on the political conditions and attitudes prevalent in England under the early Tudors.
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Preface.

List of Tables and Diagrams.

List of Abbreviations.

1. Introduction.

2. Parliament.

3. The Fifteenth and Tenth.

4. The Evolution of the Directly Assessed Subsidy.

5. The Directly Assessed Subsidies 1513-1547.

6. The Procedure and the Records of the Exchequer 00.

7. The Yields of the Taxes.

8. The Efficiency of the Collection of the Taxes.

9. Taxation and the Political Limits of the Tudor State.

Appendix 1: Taxation Acts and Dates of Payment.

Appendix 2: Chancery Enrolments of Commissions.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index
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Roger Schofield is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Statistical Society and the British Academy. He is Senior Research Associate of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. He was previously editor of the journal Population Studies and is the co-author of The Population History of England, 1541–1871 (1981) and English Population History from Family Reconstitution (1997).
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  • An original study of taxation under the early Tudors.

  • Explains the significance of the parliamentary lay taxation levied on individuals at this time.

  • Demonstrates the value of the mass of personal tax assessments from this period to social, economic and local historians.

  • Considers the critical position that parliamentary taxation occupies in constitutional history.

  • Sheds light on the political conditions and attitudes prevalent in England under the early Tudors.
See More
"A truly remarkable piece of work. The book is authoritative and will never be bettered, and for this reason it deserves a place in the library of any institution in which Tudor history is taught or researched." Journal of Modern History <!--end-->

"The scholarly world is greatly indebted to [Schofield's] decision to publish this important study on tudor taxation under Henry VII and Henry VIII." EH-Net Reviews

"An invaluable guide to the parliamentary taxation of the period. All users of the tax records of the earlier Tudors will need to consult this lucid and informative monograph, an essential work of reference and guide to the records themselves." Northern Historian

"This study provides a challenge for future scholars to use taxation as a source material to gain insight into how and why a society can coalesce to support public benefit over private gain- and, whenit fails, why." Renaissance Quarterly

"A monumental study of abiding value that all those who use the early Tudor taxation returns will ignore at their peril." Local Populations Studies

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