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‘His leering eyes gives such a look’: The World of Excise

WILLIAM J. ASHWORTH

in Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the work of excise officers. It then discusses excise training and method. The first available manual for excise gauging was written by excise commissioner ... More


Drink and Food

WILLIAM J. ASHWORTH

in Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter shows that examining excise's practices and activities not only reveals what the pillar of public credit was actually built of, but also exposes the crucial role of the excise had in ... More


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