Visual Timeline: Ship Money
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1627 CE: Charles I of England levies the Ship Money tax for the first time.
1634 CE: Charles I of England again levies the Ship Money tax and then widens its application to inland communities.
1637 CE: The Court of the Exchequer rules in the John Hampden Case that Ship Money is legal.
1641 CE: The Long Parliament rules that the Ship Money tax is illegal.