POLITICAL ARITHMETIC AND THE ENGLISH LAND TAX IN THE REIGN OF WILLIAM III*

@article{Loft2013POLITICALAA,
  title={POLITICAL ARITHMETIC AND THE ENGLISH LAND TAX IN THE REIGN OF WILLIAM III*},
  author={Philip Loft},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={56},
  pages={321 - 343}
}
  • Philip Loft
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT This article explores the role of the method of political arithmetic and political arithmeticians in the changing methods of raising finance during the Nine Years War. It discusses the actions of parliament-men in committees and their interaction with reports containing data, and the influence of projectors on the decision to introduce, and later abandon, the pound rate. Throughout this period, political arithmeticians were active participants, providing data, advice, and schemes to… Expand
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