Elizabethan England

what is a vagabond
is the Elizabethan name for a really poor person
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who was the Bristler
this vagabond would trick people out of their money by betting on a dice game, but the dice was weighted on one side so it would land on the number he choose
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who was the Counterfeit Crank
this vagabond would dress in old clothes and have violent fits he would **** soap at the mouth so it would froth up. he hoped he would get money out of this
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who was the Clapper Dugeon
this vagabond would cut his skin to make it bleed. he hoped that people would give him money for medical attention
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who was the Bare-top trickster
this vagabond would flash her naked body at men in the hope that they would buy her treats or offer her money for sex
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who was Tom o'Bedlom
this vagabond would pretend to be mad by doing strange things. including barking like a dog or putting a chicken head inside his ear
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When was the Statue of Artificers created and what were its intentions
it was created in 1563 - it aimed to ensure that all workers were paid the maximum possible amount. Apprenticeships were encouraged
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When was the Vagabond Act created and what were its intentions
created in 1572 - it aimed to put a legal limit on the amount of beggars each village could have, they would have to apply for a license
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When was the Poor Tax created and what were its intentions
created in 1572 - to legally register names of all the old and weak people living in each village and provide a small amount of money for the people on the register
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When was the Poor Relief Act created and what were its intentions
created in 1576 - aimed to support people who were finding it difficult to find jobs. towns would construct work houses where unemployed could be sent to work the poor people then supplied the labour and turned materials into products
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what happened in 1559
Elizabeth passed the Act of Supremacy and the Act of Uniformity - which showed a via media between Catholicism and Protestantism more rules were introduced to clarify the religion in England
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what happened in 1571
Elizabeth introduced Recusancy fines - for Catholics who did not attend church. owning Catholic items such as rosary was illegal, publishing a Papal Bull was treason and anyone who left their land for 6 months or more could have it confiscated
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what happened in 1581
Elizabeth increased recusancy fines to £20. It became high treason to convert to Catholicism. The laity was treated generously but 4 priests were executed
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what happened in 1585
Any catholic who had been made a Priest after 1559 was considered a traitor. it became legal to kill anyone who tried to assassinate the Queen. 123 priests were convicted and executed between 1586 to 1603
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what happened in 1593
the 'Statue of Confinement' Catholics could not travel more than 5 miles from their homes without permission from the authorities
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who was the Bristler

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this vagabond would trick people out of their money by betting on a dice game, but the dice was weighted on one side so it would land on the number he choose

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who was the Counterfeit Crank

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who was the Clapper Dugeon

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who was the Bare-top trickster

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