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beggars

David Hey

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780198600800
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727696
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The Elizabethan Poor Law Acts of 1597–1601 ordered that beggars should be punished by whipping. Examples of such punishment being

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Subjects: Local and Family History

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