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date: 21 October 2019

Association for Promoting the Repeal of the Taxes on Knowledgelocked

(act. 1851–1868)
  • Martin Hewitt

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The Association for Promoting the Repeal of the Taxes on Knowledge (act. 1851–1868) was established at a meeting at Fendall’s Hotel in London, on 13 February 1851, with a view to the repeal of a number of financial burdens falling particularly but not exclusively on newspapers, collectively known by their opponents as the ‘taxes on knowledge’: the advertising duty, the newspaper stamp, and the excise on paper. In ...

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