Making Ends Meet – Poverty Issues 1340-1840 : Liz Carter

"Rising costs and static wages - a familiar refrain?  We will examine how government legislation and changing social attitudes affected the life of the working man and his family, the effects of the Poor Law and Settlement Act from the Black Death through to the Victorian workhouse era, using local archive material and making comparisons with modern-day poverty issues. Please note later start date. "

Tutor: Liz Carter

"Liz Carter developed a passion for family history into a small research business back in the 1980s. She then went on to lecture on social, local and family history for a variety of centres including the University of Cambridge ICE, opting to remain with the REC when the University ended their connection. She also now lectures for The Settlement at Letchworth and other local groups. She has a keen interest in all things historical, especially the 18th and 19th centuries. "