Everyone chuckled but Kris, who levied a glare at him.
It continued to be levied until 1163, in which year the name Danegeld appears for the last time in the Rolls.
These taxes were formerly levied either in cash or in kind: it has now been decided to levy them in cash only, although this change was expected to cause some arrears.
It was transformed long since into a fixed amount per head of the animals taxed, which amount varies according to the region in which the tax is levied, the highest tariff being in the sanjak of Jerusalem (72 piastres) and the lowest in the Yemen (1 piastre).
In 1907 an excise duty was, for the first time, levied on beer.