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From the monthly archives: March 2018

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1712 - Queen Anne Introduces a Wallpaper Tax in Great Britain

In 1712 Queen Anne introduced a wallpaper tax in Great Britain to generate much-needed income.

1712 - England Introduces the Soap Tax

In 1712 England introduced the soap tax on the manufacture of soap. The tax was super unpopular with the poor as it tripled the price of the basic coarse soap.

The Romans Developed the First Trusts (Fideicommissum)

The Romans developed the first trusts (fideicommissum), which were testamentary trusts created by wills. The first living trusts (inter vivos), were developed in England during the 12th-century crusades

The Romans Started the First Pension Scheme in 13 B.C.

The Romans started the first pension scheme in 13 B.C. when Roman Emperor Augustus began paying pensions to Roman Legionnaires who had served 20 years.

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