Monthly Archives: November 2018

Shavings of history: the window tax imposed on English citizens in 1696

The Victorian era was one of enormous transformation for British industry and architecture. It was also during the Victorian era that windows tax was abolished.  The windows tax was imposed in England in 1696, was repealed in 1851 after campaigners argued that it was a ‘tax of health’, and a ‘tax on light and air’, […]