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beggars

Edited by David Hey

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

Second edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199532988
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191735042
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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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