How did the taxation work in medieval England? Were there any kind of tax collectors?
Before the Norman Conquests of the 11th century, most individuals within Medieval England were taxed due to the amount of land they owned, which was usually a fixed rate and was collected by local lords or government officials who would then give it to the king.
After the Norman Conquest, a census was taken of the entire kingdom which showed the population, occupation, and land ownership of every individual within the country.
This made it far easier to tax individuals and create a more efficient system of collection which greatly improved the amount of tax income for the English kings. Taxes again were collected either by local lords or bailiffs who were hired by the lords to go from house to house to collect these taxes.