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The Tudors - Poverty, 1485-1603

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About the Course

In this course, Dr Brodie Waddell (Birbeck University of London) looks at poverty during the Tudor period, 1485-1603. In the first module, we look at the reasons for why poverty was growing during this period. In the second module, we turn to consider perceptions of the poor and how these changed over the course of the period. In the third and fourth modules, we look at responses to poverty, in the former looking at the responses of the central authorities and in the latter looking at the responses of the general population. In the fifth and final module, we consider the legacies that the Tudor response to poverty left behind, and the extent to which it survived in the following centuries.

About the Lecturer

Dr Brodie Waddell is a Senior Lecturer in History at Birbeck University of London. His research focuses on English history from c.1550 to c.1750, specialising in social and economic life. His recent publications include, God, duty and community in English economic life, 1660-1720 (2012) and Landscape and society in the Vale of York, c.1500-1800 (2011).