Revolt against the gabelle tax in Guienne, France

(49 words)
  • Editors

Short Note This is a short note

Henry II of France visits Turin, but is called home to deal with a revolt against the imposition of the gabelle (salt tax) in Guienne. This region claims exemption for the tax on the grounds of its liberties under rule by the English, who held the province from 1152 until 1453.

Short notes under 150 words are freely available to all users, but to consult all other articles in the Literary Encyclopedia, you must be logged in as a subscriber. To read about subscribing click here.

Editors. "Revolt against the gabelle tax in Guienne, France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[, accessed 20 April 2014.]