Brits balk at paying Henry's "Deer Tax"

500 years ago, merchants abutting Bushy Park in London were required to pay a "deer tax," a compensation for any deer which left the park. Today, the tax is still in effect and taxpayers are getting restless.

The tax was created by Henry VIII and has risen to UKĀ£1,400 per year. Trader Lawrence Phipps said: "I feel we are going back to the days of King John, when taxes were very unfair." However, officials have other ideas. The tax, they say, is rent for land near the park.