In England, the term "tallage" became associated strictly with a royal tax on lands owned by the king and on boroughs within his royal domain. Boroughs were particularly profitable; London alone contributed enough revenue to cover more than a third of royal collections. King John was known to frequently levy a tallage, a specific action that was condemned in the Magna Carta.
From the late 13th century onward, royal tallage was gradually replaced by parliamentary taxation. In England, the last royal tallage was levied in 1312.