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A History of the English Poor Law

Volume I, 1st Edition

By Sir George Nicholls


476 pages

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First published in 1854, this comprehensive work charts over three volumes the history of poor relief in England from the Saxon period through to the establishment of the Poor Law Amendment Act in 1834 and its reception. This edition, updated in 1898, also includes a biography of the author, Sir George Nicholls. Volume I examines poor relief from the Saxon period to the reign of Queen Anne.

This set of books will be of interest to those studying the history of the British welfare state and social policy.

Table of Contents

Portrait; Life of Sir George Nicholls, K. C. B.; Introduction; Part the First: The Saxon Period, and the Norman Invasion, to the End of Elizabeth’s Reign; 1. A. D. 924-1066-1399 2. A. D. 1399-1509 3. A. D. 1509-1558 4. 1558-1603; Part the Second; 5. A. D. 1603-1625 6. A. D. 1625-1660 7. A. D. 1660-1688 8. A. D. 1688-1702 9. A. D. 1702-1714

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The History of Social Welfare

This set of 25 volumes, originally published between 1805 and 1992, amalgamates original nineteenth-century material and more recent research and analysis on the development of social welfare in Britain and Europe. From Elizabethan poor relief, through the Poor Laws of the nineteenth-century, to the establishment of the British National Health Service in the mid twentieth-century, this set provides a comprehensive overview of the germination and establishment of modern social welfare. Although the set mainly focuses on social welfare in Britain, it also contains some work on welfare in Europe.

This set will be of keen interest to those studying the history of social welfare, social policy, poverty and class.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Medieval
HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century
HISTORY / Social History