AF: The Beard Tax!

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Today we hear of the Peter the Great’s tax on the beards of Russia!

 

 

 

 

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archaeology history beard tax peter zsar Russia Russian Leopold I Augustus the Strong William III Dutch East India Company taxation token fashion europe lessons travel expedition Manchester moustache money civilised Saint Petersburg

 

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