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A History of the English Poor Law

Volume II, 1st Edition

By Sir George Nicholls


470 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 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

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