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How were medieval taxes collected?

Nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. This idiom was made famous by founding father Benjamin Franklin, and who can really argue? Taxes are a part of our daily lives. Virtually every transaction we make means there will be some sort of tax involved. But how did they collect taxes back when there were kings and we didn’t have the internet or calculators? Well, it turns out it was a curiously simple, yet complicated process.

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