A Pauper's History of England: 1000 Years of Peasants, by Peter Stubley

By Peter Stubley

What could English historical past seem like from the gutter? The earlier is frequently instructed from the perspective of kings and queens, politicians and pioneers. yet what concerning the humans suffering to outlive on the very lowest degrees of society? without doubt the terrible are only as a lot part of our heritage?

A Pauper's historical past 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 battle. It makes use of modern assets creatively to offer the reader an idea of simply what lifestyles used to be like for the peasants, paupers, beggars and the operating negative as England constructed from a feudal society right into a prosperous superpower.

Experience the earlier from a unique perspective:

• journey the britain of the Domesday Book
• Make a solemn Franciscan vow of Poverty
• subscribe to the Peasant's insurrection of 1381
• communicate with Elizabethan beggars' and study their mystery language
• Meet the inmates of Bedlam health facility and Bridewell Prison
• take pleasure in a gin-soaked Georgian evening of debauchery
• Spend the evening in a workhouse
• pass slumming in Victorian London

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