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15 September – A Tudor Taxman – John Morton

On this day in Tudor history, 15th September 1500, in the reign of King Henry VII, John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury, cardinal and Henry’s Lord Chancellor, died at Knole in Kent.

John Morton was not a very popular man with the English people due to his role in Henry VII's financial policies, although at least he died of plague rather than being executed like his colleagues, Empson and Dudley.

One tax rationale he's associated with is Morton's Fork, but was it really down to him?

Find out the answer and find out more about this Tudor taxman in today's talk.

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