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A history of vagrants and vagrancy, and beggars and begging Charles James Ribton-Turner

A history of vagrants and vagrancy, and beggars and begging

Charles James Ribton-Turner

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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1887 Original Publisher: Chapman and Hall Subjects: Vagrancy Begging Poor laws Tramps History / Europe / Great Britain Law / Legal History Social Science / General Social Science /MoreGeneral Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1887 Original Publisher: Chapman and Hall Subjects: Vagrancy Begging Poor laws Tramps History / Europe / Great Britain Law / Legal History Social Science / General Social Science / Criminology Social Science / Sociology / General Social Science / Poverty True Crime / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER III. 1272 -- 1509. Accession of Edward I. -- Ordinance against bards and vagabonds in Wales -- Condition of the Welsh border -- Laws against robbers and strangers in towns -- Regulations respecting highways -- Vagabondism in the City of London -- Social state of the country under Edward II. -- Sir Gosseline Denville and his band -- Laws of Edward III. against pardorufor felony -- The Welsh westour or unbidden guest -- The black death and the statute of labourers -- Prohibition on almsgiving to beggars -- Prevalence of beggars on the highways -- Lepers and their clack dish -- Results of the attempt to regulate wages -- Proclamations against vagrants in London -- Staf-strikers and sturdy rogues -- Robert Langlands description of the peasant and the beggar -- Richard II. and refractory villeins -- The rebellion of Wat Tiler -- Measures against vagabondism -- Attempts to regulate wages and their results -- Provision for the impotent poor -- Begging scholars of the Universities -- Social state of the country -- Laws of Henry IV. against Welsh vagabonds -- Laws of Henry V. against Irishmen in England -- Laws of Henry VI. against Irish robbers and murderers in England -- The rebellion of Jack Cade -- Laws of Henry VII. against beggars and vagabonds. The reign of Edward I. is memorable for the benefits it conferred on th...