Cardinal Wolsey is forced to abandon his proposed unparliamentary tax

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Historical Context Note


To meet the costs of a proposed invasion of France, Cardinal Wolsey had attempted to raise funds via the 'Amicable Grant', a tax he levied on everyone worth £50 a year without Parliamentary sanction. However, he was forced to withdraw his demands in the face of considerable opposition, his first real political failure.
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Editors. "Cardinal Wolsey is forced to abandon his proposed unparliamentary tax". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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