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Making Ends Meet – Poverty Issues 1340-1840

Liz Carter

Course Title: Making Ends Meet – Poverty Issues 1340-1840

Course Code: 3XME10A19

Start Date: 25/09/2019

Day of the Week:
  • Wednesday

Session: Afternoon

Length in weeks: 10

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Price: £

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

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