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"Unyielding Carolina Colonists: A Stand Against Taxation in the 1700s" In the tumultuous era of the 1700s

Background imageTaxation Collection: Idol-Worship or the Way to Preferment, 1740 (engraving)

Idol-Worship or the Way to Preferment, 1740 (engraving)
XJF863053 Idol-Worship or the Way to Preferment, 1740 (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prime Minister Robert Walpole)

Background imageTaxation Collection: Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s

Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s
Tax-collector beaten off by an angry Carolina colonist. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

Background imageTaxation Collection: Santa caught by the tax inspector by H. M. Bateman

Santa caught by the tax inspector by H. M. Bateman
A rather surprised looking Father Christmas, who has arrived at the house of a tax inspector to innocently deliver toys on Christmas Eve, finds himself caught by a vigilant tax inspector. H.M

Background imageTaxation Collection: Boston Tea Party 1773

Boston Tea Party 1773
Boston citizens, dressed as Indians, board English ships and throw tea chests into the harbour in protest against taxation

Background imageTaxation Collection: The Domesday Book, Nottinghamshire

The Domesday Book, Nottinghamshire
The Domesday Book, a record of the resources and taxable values of the boroughs and manors of Nottinghamshire, extract from the Great Domesday Book Date: c. 1085

Background imageTaxation Collection: The Domesday Book, Surrey

The Domesday Book, Surrey
The Domesday Book, a record of the resources and taxable values of the boroughs and manors of Surrey, including Guildford, extract from the Great Domesday Book Date: c. 1085

Background imageTaxation Collection: Peter extracting the coin from the fish, Santa Maria del Carmine, 1428 (fresco)

Peter extracting the coin from the fish, Santa Maria del Carmine, 1428 (fresco)
3598989 Peter extracting the coin from the fish, Santa Maria del Carmine, 1428 (fresco) by Masaccio, Tommaso (1401-28); (add.info.: by Tommaso Masaccio); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageTaxation Collection: Key figures behind tariff reform from Birmingham area

Key figures behind tariff reform from Birmingham area
The key figures behind tariff reform from the Birmingham area. Tariff Reform introduced by Joseph and Austen Chamberlain in 1903

Background imageTaxation Collection: 18th Century Taxation

18th Century Taxation
Satire on the taxes with which people were burdened in the latter 18th century

Background imageTaxation Collection: Gandhi breaking the Salt Laws - the civil disobedience in India, from The Illustrated London News

Gandhi breaking the Salt Laws - the civil disobedience in India, from The Illustrated London News
ILN112290 Gandhi breaking the Salt Laws - the civil disobedience in India, from The Illustrated London News, 26th April 1930 (b&w photo); The Illustrated London News Picture Library, London, UK

Background imageTaxation Collection: Portrait of Judge Martin Howard, 1767. Creator: John Singleton Copley

Portrait of Judge Martin Howard, 1767. Creator: John Singleton Copley
Portrait of Judge Martin Howard, 1767

Background imageTaxation Collection: Fourteen of the barriers designed by Claude Nicolas Ledoux for the Wall of

Fourteen of the barriers designed by Claude Nicolas Ledoux for the Wall of
CHT430470 Fourteen of the barriers designed by Claude Nicolas Ledoux for the Wall of the Farmers-General surrounding Paris (engraving) by French School

Background imageTaxation Collection: British radio licence, 1937-1938 (b/w photo)

British radio licence, 1937-1938 (b/w photo)
8635915 British radio licence, 1937-1938 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: British radio licence, 1937-1938)

Background imageTaxation Collection: The insurance alphabet (colour litho)

The insurance alphabet (colour litho)
8672217 The insurance alphabet (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The insurance alphabet)

Background imageTaxation Collection: Poor John Bull - The Free Born Englishman - Deprived of his Seven Senses By the Six New Acts

Poor John Bull - The Free Born Englishman - Deprived of his Seven Senses By the Six New Acts
527780 Poor John Bull - The Free Born Englishman - Deprived of his Seven Senses By the Six New Acts? Castlereagh, the Prime Minister sits on top of the six acts pressing on John Bull's head.;

Background imageTaxation Collection: Economy. Tax: the gabelle (tax on salt in France). Salt smugglers attacked by the king's soldiers

Economy. Tax: the gabelle (tax on salt in France). Salt smugglers attacked by the king's soldiers
3434731 Economy. Tax: the gabelle (tax on salt in France). Salt smugglers attacked by the king's soldiers. Engraving in: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France

Background imageTaxation Collection: James Otis Jr, 1800

James Otis Jr, 1800
3507786 James Otis Jr, 1800; (add.info.: James Otis Jr. (February 5, 1725 - May 23, 1783) was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly

Background imageTaxation Collection: Boston Tea Party, 26 December 1773. Inhabitants of Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Party, 26 December 1773. Inhabitants of Boston, Massachusetts, dressed as American Indians
530416 Boston Tea Party, 26 December 1773. Inhabitants of Boston, Massachusetts, dressed as American Indians, throwing tea from vessels in the harbour into the water as a protest against British

Background imageTaxation Collection: Medieval peasants paying their taxes to their lord (engraving)

Medieval peasants paying their taxes to their lord (engraving)
8672984 Medieval peasants paying their taxes to their lord (engraving) by Bachmann, Hans (1852-1917); Private Collection; (add.info.: Medieval peasants paying their taxes to their lord)

Background imageTaxation Collection: Tabula of the Ligures Baebiani, 101 AD, detail, National Roman Museum at the Baths of Diocletian

Tabula of the Ligures Baebiani, 101 AD, detail, National Roman Museum at the Baths of Diocletian, Rome, Italy
6384405 Tabula of the Ligures Baebiani, 101 AD, detail, National Roman Museum at the Baths of Diocletian, Rome, Italy; Museo Nazionale Romano, Terme di Diocleziano, Rome

Background imageTaxation Collection: Barriere de Bercy, Barrier of Bercy, de Bercy, Barrier of Bercy (colour engraving)

Barriere de Bercy, Barrier of Bercy, de Bercy, Barrier of Bercy (colour engraving)
3434836 Barriere de Bercy, Barrier of Bercy, de Bercy, Barrier of Bercy (colour engraving); (add.info.: France. Coll. Part, Geography. France. Paris)

Background imageTaxation Collection: The Man Wot pays the Taxes An Artisan bemoaning his plight after the passing of the first Reform

The Man Wot pays the Taxes An Artisan bemoaning his plight after the passing of the first Reform Act, 1832
527785 The Man Wot pays the Taxes An Artisan bemoaning his plight after the passing of the first Reform Act, 1832. In what better condition am I now that the Reform Bill has past I have been obliged

Background imageTaxation Collection: A Chinese Public Library (litho)

A Chinese Public Library (litho)
8661061 A Chinese Public Library (litho) by Burton, H. M. (20th Century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Chinese Public Library)

Background imageTaxation Collection: John Bull and his family taking leave of the Income Tax (engraving)

John Bull and his family taking leave of the Income Tax (engraving)
8653588 John Bull and his family taking leave of the Income Tax (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Bull and his family taking leave of the Income Tax)

Background imageTaxation Collection: La Barriere Monceau, Paris, France in the 19th century

La Barriere Monceau, Paris, France in the 19th century
5614327 La Barriere Monceau, Paris, France in the 19th century; (add.info.: La Barriere Monceau, Paris, France in the 19th century. After the painting by Johan Barthold Jongkind)

Background imageTaxation Collection: The measuring of salt

The measuring of salt
5310200 The measuring of salt; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting the measuring of salt in order to levy tax. Dated 16th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageTaxation Collection: Boston Tea Party, 16 December 1773. Bostonians tarring and feathering the Excise man

Boston Tea Party, 16 December 1773. Bostonians tarring and feathering the Excise man and forcing tea down his throat
530428 Boston Tea Party, 16 December 1773. Bostonians tarring and feathering the Excise man and forcing tea down his throat. In background tea is being dumped in the harbour

Background imageTaxation Collection: Municipal borough rate notice (b/w photo)

Municipal borough rate notice (b/w photo)
8635904 Municipal borough rate notice (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Municipal borough rate notice)

Background imageTaxation Collection: Letter from a man who is taxed so much that he cannot pay (colour litho)

Letter from a man who is taxed so much that he cannot pay (colour litho)
8635611 Letter from a man who is taxed so much that he cannot pay (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTaxation Collection: Ticket to the London Paladium, 1937 (b/w photo)

Ticket to the London Paladium, 1937 (b/w photo)
8635914 Ticket to the London Paladium, 1937 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTaxation Collection: Peter the Great's Naval Preparations (colour litho)

Peter the Great's Naval Preparations (colour litho)
8661449 Peter the Great's Naval Preparations (colour litho) by Randall, Maurice (1865-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Peter the Great's Naval Preparations)

Background imageTaxation Collection: Transport (litho)

Transport (litho)
8663504 Transport (litho) by Poy (Percy Hutton Fearon) (1874-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Transport. Eric: "I don't see why it shouldn't work)

Background imageTaxation Collection: A halfpenny tax per box was put on matches in 1871. Matchmakers were some of the most poorly paid

A halfpenny tax per box was put on matches in 1871. Matchmakers were some of the most poorly paid works in the East End
527656 A halfpenny tax per box was put on matches in 1871. Matchmakers were some of the most poorly paid works in the East End of London

Background imageTaxation Collection: Boston Tea Party, 26 December 1773. Inhabitants of Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Party, 26 December 1773. Inhabitants of Boston, Massachusetts, dressed as American Indians
530417 Boston Tea Party, 26 December 1773. Inhabitants of Boston, Massachusetts, dressed as American Indians, throwing tea from vessels in the harbour into the water as a protest against British

Background imageTaxation Collection: Fishpool treasure hoard, of medieval gold coins

Fishpool treasure hoard, of medieval gold coins
3329570 Fishpool treasure hoard, of medieval gold coins; (add.info.: Fishpool treasure hoard, of medieval gold coins. Found in Fishpool, Nottinghamshire, England)

Background imageTaxation Collection: The Tribute Money, 1630s. Creator: Jacob Adriaensz. Backer

The Tribute Money, 1630s. Creator: Jacob Adriaensz. Backer
The Tribute Money, 1630s

Background imageTaxation Collection: The Birthplace of Mr. Robert Stephenson, M.P. C.E. 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Birthplace of Mr. Robert Stephenson, M.P. C.E. 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Birthplace of Mr. Robert Stephenson, M.P. C.E. 1858. The cottage of the late Mr. George Stephenson, at Hillington, is in course of being pulled down

Background imageTaxation Collection: Sketches in Madrid: the 'Octroi' at the entrance to Madrid, 1876. Creator: C.R

Sketches in Madrid: the "Octroi" at the entrance to Madrid, 1876. Creator: C.R
Sketches in Madrid: the "Octroi" at the entrance to Madrid, 1876....the ordinary aspects of life in Madrid...manner of collecting the "octroi, " or town tolls

Background imageTaxation Collection: The Tribute Money. Creator: Bernardo Strozzi

The Tribute Money. Creator: Bernardo Strozzi
The Tribute Money, Unknown date

Background imageTaxation Collection: Tithe Collection in Skåne, 1865. Creator: Bengt Nordenberg

Tithe Collection in Skåne, 1865. Creator: Bengt Nordenberg
Tithe Collection in Skane, 1865

Background imageTaxation Collection: View of the new bridge and Paalhuis on the IJ in Amsterdam, 1700-1799. Creator: Anon

View of the new bridge and Paalhuis on the IJ in Amsterdam, 1700-1799. Creator: Anon
View of the new bridge and Paalhuis on the IJ in Amsterdam, 1700-1799

Background imageTaxation Collection: Cartoon of Pieter van Leeuwen, tax, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon

Cartoon of Pieter van Leeuwen, tax, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon
Cartoon of Pieter van Leeuwen, tax, 1710-1720. Pieter van Leeuwen, tax officer, Van Oldenbarnevelt; Ram with black cover with orange apples. In wreath of flowers and leaves

Background imageTaxation Collection: Cartoon of Laurens Sylla, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon

Cartoon of Laurens Sylla, 1710-1720. Creator: Anon
Cartoon of Laurens Sylla, 1710-1720. Laurens Sylla, tax officer, Van Oldenbarnevelt; Cat with collar, hat and apron. In wreath of flowers and leaves

Background imageTaxation Collection: Office of the Tax Administration (Biccherna) of Siena, 1451-1452. Creator: Anon

Office of the Tax Administration (Biccherna) of Siena, 1451-1452. Creator: Anon
Office of the Tax Administration (Biccherna) of Siena, 1451-1452

Background imageTaxation Collection: Peter Paying the Temple Tax, 1820/1821. Creator: Gustav Heinrich Nacke

Peter Paying the Temple Tax, 1820/1821. Creator: Gustav Heinrich Nacke
Peter Paying the Temple Tax, 1820/1821

Background imageTaxation Collection: John Bull at His Studies, published March 13, 1799. Creator: Unknown

John Bull at His Studies, published March 13, 1799. Creator: Unknown
John Bull at His Studies, published March 13, 1799....attended by his Guardian Angell (British prime minister William Pitt: "Cease rude Boreas blustering railer)

Background imageTaxation Collection: A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795. Creator: Unknown

A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795. Creator: Unknown
A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795....Or, a Finishing Blow for Poor John Bull'. British prime minister William Pitt, brandishing a club inscribed Convention Bill



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"Unyielding Carolina Colonists: A Stand Against Taxation in the 1700s" In the tumultuous era of the 1700s, a fiery resistance against taxation emerged among Carolina colonists. Refusing to bear the burden of unjust taxes imposed by distant rulers, these brave individuals stood united in their defiance. Their unwavering determination echoed through history, leaving an indelible mark on the fight for freedom. The tax inspector's net tightens around Santa: H. M. Bateman's satirical take on taxation Even Santa Claus couldn't escape the clutches of taxation. In a whimsical twist captured by artist H. M. Bateman, jolly old St. Nick finds himself caught red-handed by a vigilant tax inspector. This humorous illustration reminds us that no one is immune from the long arm of taxation. Boston Tea Party: Brewing Rebellion and Taxation without Representation (1773) The Boston Tea Party stands as an iconic symbol of colonial resistance against unjust British taxes during America's struggle for independence. On that fateful night in 1773, enraged colonists dumped chests filled with tea into Boston Harbor to protest "taxation without representation. " This act ignited a revolutionary spark that would forever change history. Idol-Worship or The Way to Preferment (1740): An Engraving Reflecting Taxation Woes An engraving titled "Idol-Worship or The Way to Preferment" vividly portrays societal frustrations with excessive taxation in 18th-century England. Depicting figures bowing before moneybags while ordinary citizens suffer under heavy tax burdens, this artwork serves as a poignant reminder of how unchecked power can exploit hardworking individuals. The Domesday Book Chronicles Nottinghamshire and Surrey's Historical Taxes The Domesday Book offers us glimpses into historical taxation practices across medieval England.