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“Nothing is Certain but Death and Taxes” . . . Death Fits the Bill, Yet What of Taxes?

There were hundreds of taxes and so a variety of dates on which they would be due. Some were pay as you go, so to speak. For others, the tax man came along and counted the number of windows in the person’s residence and looked at the number of footmen employed and counted the crested carriages owned and other four-wheeled vehicles, etc., and made his demand. A person then had “x” number of days to pay the tax. Some taxes were due in quarter days and some on cross quarter days. Continue reading

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A Debt-Ridden Inheritance During the Regency Era

Those of us who write JAFF are very familiar with Mrs. Bennet’s fears of being driven into the hedgerows after Mr. Collins takes over Longbourn in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Though Mr. Bennet had not left behind a debt-ridden … Continue reading

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“Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” Releasing This Friday, September 10 + a Giveaway

One of the plot points of my latest release, “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” revolves around the Enclosure Acts. What were they?   In England and Wales from the 12th Century forward enclosure (or inclosure) was a common practice. Before enclosure, … Continue reading

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