Women and the Great War

Anybody who has been watching Britain's Great War on BBC1 may be interested in reading My Ancestor was a Woman at War, just published by the Society of Genealogists.

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Male Servants Tax 1780 added to SoG Data Online

The reign of William and Mary introduced a number of inventive ways of raising income such as levying duties on births, marriages and deaths; window and land taxes. The Government of George II, heavily engaged in the Seven Years War and in need to finance their war with France was equally as inventive.  The Board of Stamps, established in 1694, imposed charges on legal documents and a whole host of other papers – from newspapers, pamphlets, lottery tickets, apprentice indentures, advertisements, playing cards, dice, insurance policies, gold and silver plate, hair powder, armorial bearings and legacies. 

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