Tithes – medieval Church taxes

By |2017-08-04T11:55:35-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, Religion|

Medieval tithe barn (Germany) In the Middle Ages, the Catholic church in Europe collected a tax of its own, separate from the kings' taxes, which was called a tithe. Tithe means "one-tenth", because people were supposed to give the Church one-tenth of all the income they earned. The priests and bishops kept the tithes in tithe barns like this one. You had [...]