A tax originally levied on coastal areas in medieval England to provide ships for the navy during times of war. Charles I revived the tax in 1634, but attempted to impose it on the whole country, in peacetime, and without parliamentary consent; the unpopularity of this was a contributory factor in the outbreak of the English Civil War (Source: OED)

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    ship money
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    Ship Money
  • Sentence case:
    Ship money


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