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1558
Act of Uniformity requiring presence in church.
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1559
Book of Prayer claiming men should marry for love and care and women should marry for love and obedience.
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1560
Bishop Pilkington claimed the churches were empty while the alehouses were full.
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1563
Elizabethan Statute of Artificers.
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1571
Sir Owen Hopton believed churchwardens were simple men.
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1572
Compulsory poor rate.
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1576
Measures were undertaken to provide work for the poor.
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1587
Book of Orders was issued.
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1588
31 tenants from Leicestershire threatened to take their landholder to court.
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1589
Confession of Jane Upney from Dagenham.
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1590-1610
Increase in illegitimacy.
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1596-8
The last severe starvation crisis.
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1596
Farmers in Norwich complained about grain searches.
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1598
Introduction of the Poor Laws
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1599
Richard Leake's Plague Sermons
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1600
Only half of Buckingham alehouses had licenses
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1603
Complaint in Richard Gardiner’s papers about ‘graceless and lawlesse’ people.
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1604
Laws of containment in Shrewsbury.
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1607
There was a clampdown on disorderliness in Terling.
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1615
Introduction of the Sutton pew plan.
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1616
A Wiltshire constable had to walk 2 miles to get instructions read as he was illiterate
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1617 (2)
Men and women were sat separately in church in Oxford according to the a report to the archdeacon. Thomas Young claimed drunkenness was the fashion of his age.
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1618 (2)
Tenants in Dorset conspired to erect a mock gallows in their landholder’s garden. Guide to the Justices of the Peace Regarding Witchcraft by Michael Dalton.
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1618-1628
half the population of Nottingham had moved and left - probably to London.
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1623 (2)
Oxfordshire provided an example of promiscuity in alehouses. Large scale famine, but severe only in poor agricultural areas like Cumbria.
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1625
An Essex constable used his position to run a disorderly alehouse.
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1626
Henry Motte, a poor man, was elected as constable for the village despite not being of good sort.
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1627
Henry Motte, a poor man, was elected as constable for the village despite not being of good sort.
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1628
churchgoers in Prestbury were allowed mixed seating (men and women).
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1628-9
Tenants in Yorkshire and Northumberland failed to comply with their landholder.
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1629-31
Prosecutions increased, because it was a time of economic crisis.
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1630 (3)
Aughton wanted to take local measures to stop the expense of ******* children. there was 40,000+ alehouses in England. there were about 70 bridewells in rural England.
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1630-1
Time of bad economy and dearth measures in Somerset, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Norwich.
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1631 (2)
Wentworth stayed in York in a period of disease in order to provide support to his parish. Exports were banned.
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1632
Constables in Lancashire were so drunk that they had to be put in the stocks themselves.
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1636
John King was let off by constable Thomas Burrowes after stealing 8 hens because he was repentant.
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1637 (2)
There was a plan in Essex to regulate brewing to 56 recognised brewers. Constables in Lancashire had been disciplined into reporting on vagrancy and disorderly alehouses.
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1640
86% of those responsible for bastardy were poor.
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1641
Population had grown by 82% to around 5 million.
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1642 (2)
Protestation Oath on illiteracy showed that 7% of Somerset constables were illiterate and 100% of Cheshire constables were. Simon Blakey allowed a woman from Colne to sit in his seat in church in his absence.
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1650
London housed 8% of the population (an increase from 2%).
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Book of Prayer claiming men should marry for love and care and women should marry for love and obedience.

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Bishop Pilkington claimed the churches were empty while the alehouses were full.

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Elizabethan Statute of Artificers.

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Sir Owen Hopton believed churchwardens were simple men.

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