Changing attitudes to the poor

  • Created by: elshooper
  • Created on: 07-06-18 19:41

Changing attitudes: reasons

  • fear that poverty led to disorder and was a potential cause for rebellion
  • cost of dealing with the poor, especially poor rates 
  • population changes and enclosure meant poor were increasing
  • changing economic circumstances, including wool trade, bad harvests and enclosure, forced the authority to develop a more constructive attitude

Elizabethans and poverty

  • the deserving and impotent: those who couldn't help themselves…


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