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Society: History: By Time Period: Seventeenth Century: Wars and Conflicts: English Civil War
Act Declaring the Illegality of Ship-money.
- An Act passed, just before the start of the Civil War, making Ship Money illegal. Widely interpreted as a victory for Parliament over the King.
Extracts from the Speech of Oliver St John in the Ship-money Case
- A speech in John Hampden's defence from Gardiner "Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution". A classic denunciation of arbitrary taxation.
The John Hampden Society
- A society devoted to the study of 17th-century Parliamentarian John Hampden, who famous for resisting the Ship Money tax.
- An article in the open source encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, discussing the history and constitutional implications of Ship Money.
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