The Royal Mail is kindly reminding us why the American Patriots signed the Declaration of Independence. It costs 76p to send a letter from the the mainland Britain Empire to America. And who is on a 76p stamp? None other than King George III.
King George III, of course, is remembered as the man who introduced the “stamp tax”, a kind of consumption tax (or sales tax, or VAT) that affected all printed matter. Continue reading “George III and the 76p Stamps”