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 accession of George I to 1854.
This set of books will be of interest to those studying the history of the British welfare state and social policy.
Table of Contents
Part the Third: From the Accession of George the First to the End of the Reign of George the Third; 10. A. D. 1714-1760 11. A. D. 1760-1786 12. A. D. 1786-1803 13. A. D. 1803-1820; Part the Fourth: From the Accession of George the Fourth to the End of the Year 1853-54; 14. A. D. 1820-1834 15. A. D. 1834 16. A. D. 1834-1837 17. A. D. 1837-1847 18. A. D. 1847-1853; Appendix; Index