Vagabonds

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  • Vagabonds
    • sturdy beggars- pretended to be poor
    • deserving poor-'real' beggars
    • increased wealth
    • landowners' attitudes
    • Enclosure- sheep instead of people
    • Inflation- prices went up before wages
    • 1531- all beggars wear badges or punished
    • beggars were travelling
    • poor people were likely to turn to other crimes= theft
    • population increased
    • Vagabonds and beggars act of 1494- stocks for three days and nights
    • 1572- Poor Relief Act helped deserving poor
    • no support for poor

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