Download e-book for kindle: A Pauper's History of England: 1000 Years of Peasants, by Peter Stubley

By Peter Stubley

What might English historical past appear like from the gutter? The earlier is regularly informed from the point of view of kings and queens, politicians and pioneers. yet what in regards to the humans suffering to outlive on the very lowest degrees of society? absolutely the bad are only as a lot part of our heritage?

A Pauper's background of britain covers 1,000 years of poverty from Domesday correct as much as the 20 th century, through the Black dying and the English Civil warfare. It makes use of modern resources creatively to offer the reader an idea of simply what lifestyles used to be like for the peasants, paupers, beggars and the operating terrible as England built from a feudal society right into a prosperous superpower.

Experience the earlier from a special perspective:

• travel the britain of the Domesday Book
• Make a solemn Franciscan vow of Poverty
• subscribe to the Peasant's riot of 1381
• communicate with Elizabethan beggars' and study their mystery language
• Meet the inmates of Bedlam health facility and Bridewell Prison
• get pleasure from a gin-soaked Georgian evening of debauchery
• Spend the evening in a workhouse
• pass slumming in Victorian London

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