A Pauper's History of England: 1,000 Years of Peasants, Beggars and Guttersnipes

A Pauper's History of England: 1,000 Years of Peasants, Beggars and Guttersnipes


What might English heritage appear like from the gutter? The earlier is typically advised from the point of view of kings and queens, politicians and pioneers. yet what concerning the humans suffering to outlive on the very lowest degrees of society? definitely the bad are only as a lot part of our heritage?

A Pauper’s heritage of britain covers 1,000 years of poverty from Domesday correct as much as the 20th century, through the Black dying and the English Civil conflict. It makes use of modern assets creatively to offer the reader an concept of simply what existence used to be like for the peasants, paupers, beggars and the operating terrible as England built from a feudal society right into a prosperous superpower.

Experience the prior from a unique perspective:

• travel the britain of the Domesday Book
• Make a solemn Franciscan vow of Poverty
• subscribe to the Peasant’s riot of 1381
• speak with Elizabethan beggars’ and study their mystery language
• Meet the inmates of Bedlam health center and Bridewell Prison
• take pleasure in a gin-soaked Georgian evening of debauchery
• Spend the evening in a workhouse
• cross slumming in Victorian London

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