Kent Smugglers' Pubs (Hardback)Terry Townsend (author)
Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 12/05/2014
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The figure of the smuggler has provided material for innumerable fictional tales of intrigue and high adventure. In reality the law-makers, who first imposed duties on exported and imported goods, unwittingly created a climate in the country for the establishment of serious organised crime. From the moment taxes were imposed they were evaded and so began the delicious deception of smuggling. As the centuries progressed smuggling grew to massive proportions. People from every walk of life became involved in financing, transporting, hiding and marketing contraband goods. It has been estimated that from 1700 to around 1850 a quarter of the country
Publisher: PiXZ Books
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
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