[Stevens, John]. The Royal Treasury of England: Or, An Historical Account of All Taxes, Under What Denomination Soever, From the Conquest to this Present Year. Collected From the Best Historians, as Well Antient as Modern; Likewise from Many Valuable Manuscripts in the Cotton, and Several Other Choice Libraries, and Some Peculiar Offices in This Kingdom. Containing a Considerable Number of Particulars, Not to be Found in Printed Books. Shewing When the Crown was Supply'd, and Impositions Laid on the People, Only by Virtue of the King's Prerogative, at What Times the House of Lords Alone has Done the Same, and When Reduc'd to the Parliamentary Method Now Established. Intermixt with Some Other Remarkable Occurrences. Originally published: London: Printed for T. Tebb, and J. Wilcox, 1725. xxxi, , 372 pp. Reprinted 2004, 2017 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774006; ISBN-10: 1584774002. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * A fascinating history of royal taxation and expenditure from 1066 to the early eighteenth century. It examines such income sources as feudal pledges and penalties imposed on conquered enemies and such expenses as defense, maintenance of the royal household and the suppression of heresy. Highly regarded upon publication, it was a standard work for many years.
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