A Pauper's History of England

1,000 Years of Peasants, Beggars & Guttersnipes
Product Number: EB00755605
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473871618
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

A unique tour through British history-from the perspective of the peasants and the poverty-stricken. The past is traditionally told from the viewpoint of kings and queens, politicians and pioneers. But what about the people struggling to survive at the very lowest levels of society? A Pauper's History of England covers a thousand years of poverty, from Domesday right up to the twentieth century, via the Black Death and the English Civil War. It paints a portrait of what life was like for the peasants, paupers, beggars, and working poor as England developed from a feudal society into a wealthy superpower. Experience the past from a different perspective: -Tour the England of the Domesday Book -Make a solemn Franciscan vow of poverty -Join the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 -Converse with Elizabethan beggars and learn their secret language -Meet the inmates of Bedlam Hospital and Bridewell Prison -Enjoy a gin-soaked Georgian night of debauchery -Spend the night in a workhouse -Go slumming in Victorian London, and more!

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Author(s): Peter Stubley
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Sep 30, 2015

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