Definition of Hearth money
1. Noun. An annual contribution made by Roman Catholics to support the papal see.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hearth Money
Literary usage of Hearth money
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1907)
"... whole line of march, from Torbay to London, he had been importuned by the common people to relieve them from the intolerable burden of the hearth money. ..."
2. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1871)
"... the intolerable burden of the hearth money. In truth, that tax seems to have united all the worst evils which can be imputed to any tax. ..."
3. History of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1897)
"Abolition of ths hearth money. It was impossible to make a new settlement of the revenue without enquiry and deliberation. The Exchequer was ordered to ..."
4. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1907)
"Nor was the similar levy of the hearth money any more successful. The principle had been long familiar in the payment ..."
5. The Speeches of the Right Hon. Henry Grattan: To which is Added His Letter by Henry Grattan (1822)
"HEARTH-MONEY TAX. March 15. 1788. • Mr- O'Neill seconded the motion. It was opposed by Mr. Bushe, the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Parnell), ..."