Ship Money Timeline

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