The ''Saladin'' Tithe

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

This tax, created in 1188 – was essentially the way Royalty and The Church “made” their Subjects “pay” for The Third Crusades. Known as “The Saladin Tithe” (after the Muslim Warchief), charged 10% on movable property and revenues. Enacted in both France and England (it was despised in England), The Pope had to revoke it (even issuing a “written” apology), in 1191 (fearing widescale revolt among Commoners).