Episode 156: Beggars, Cheats and Thieves

The History of English Podcast

04-02-2022 • 1 hr 7 mins

In the 1500s, England saw a significant rise in the number of beggars and vagabonds. Those who couldn’t survive by begging often turned to thievery, gambling and fraud. By the mid-1500s, books and pamphlets were being published that highlighted the … Continue reading