Poverty under the Tudors

Early Modern British History

by Dr Sue Doran. Produced by Simon Brown, 12th August 2015

Charity, Rebellion and Humanism

In this podcast Dr Sue Doran explores poverty, population increase and unemployment under the Tudors. Motives for tackling poverty: charity, rebellion and humanism. Distinctions between the poor: the deserving and the undeserving. Government responses and approaches - the Poor Laws - support and discipline. The approaches of local authorities and individuals.

Poverty, population increase and unemployment.
Motives for tackling poverty: charity, rebellion and humanism.
Distinctions between the poor: the deserving and the undeserving.
Government responses and approaches - the Poor Laws - support and discipline.
The approaches of local authorities.
Individual approaches: charity.
How successful were these approaches?


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