History - Elizabeth and the Poor

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When was a bad time for the poor?
in the 16th and 17th century
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Why was this?
It was partly because of the increase in prices.
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What prices went up? (give some examples)
food prices went up twice as fast as wages so anybody who relied on wages for a living was much worse off.
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what did the poor have in the villages.
they often had small patches of land to grow food and could keep a few animals in the common.
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What was another change that happened in the villages? ( name 1)
enclosure, which was when the richer farmers closed off there land with fences. therefore the poor couldn't graze any of there animals so they had to roam the villages looking for work.
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What did parliament do about inclosure?
They made many laws to try and stop it but the landowners that were enclosing the commons were often the JPs who were supposed to enforce the law. So the laws never worked.
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Why was the poor law invented?
It was invented because everyone became scared of the poor. Some beggars turned to crime or violence and people were often frightened if they saw a gang of ragged stranger coming along.
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