Daily Archives: 03/04/2015

Daylight Robbery

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building in Stamford, England that I think he referred to!

Watching an antique show (Flog It) on tele just now, and blow me, the man just told “me” that the term “daylight robbery” was originally a literal complaint.

From what I caught of his explanation, during the Georgian Period in English history they introduced a tax on windows – think I remember learning about this at school – which led to many windows being blocked up, with brick & stone, to avoid the tax – and that is the origin of the expression “Daylight Robbery”.  Fascinating!