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5. What were the legacies of the Tudor response to poverty?
About this Lecture
In this lecture, we look at the legacies that the Tudor response to poverty left behind, focusing in particular on: (i) lasting perceptions and beliefs, including the development of different images of the pauper in broadside ballads during the 16th and 17th centuries; (ii) legal legacies, including how the poor laws were reformed during the 17th and 18th centuries; and (iii) lasting local practices.
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.
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).
Cite this Lecture
Waddell, B. (2023, February 02). The Tudors - Poverty, 1485-1603 - What were the legacies of the Tudor response to poverty? [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-tudors-poverty-1485-1603/what-were-the-legacies-of-the-tudor-response-to-poverty
Waddell, B. "The Tudors - Poverty, 1485-1603 – What were the legacies of the Tudor response to poverty?." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 02 Feb 2023, https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-tudors-poverty-1485-1603/what-were-the-legacies-of-the-tudor-response-to-poverty