How well did Elizabeth deal with the problems of the poor?

This lesson will examine how well Elizabeth and her government dealt with the problems of the poor and poverty. It will consider why the government took action to deal with poverty and the various attitudes towards the poor in Elizabethan England, examining the differences between the 'deserving' and the 'undeserving poor'. It will then consider how Elizabeth's government dealt with the problem of poverty through legislation and consider the strengths and limitations of each approach.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.How much did the population increase between 1550 and 1600?

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Q2.What did enclosure lead to a reduction in?

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Q3.What does the word inflation mean?

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Q4.Which of these is NOT a consequence of population increase in the 16th century?

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Q5.Which of these is NOT a consequence of increased sheep-farming in the 16th century?

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Q6.How much did the population of London increase between 1550 and 1603?

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Q7.A series of bad what lead to increased food prices in the 1590s?

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Q8.Why did increased sheep-farming in the 16th century lead to increased unemployment?

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Q9.What is a 'vagabond'?

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Q10.What did many farmers start to do in the 16th century which lead to a reduction in the amount of common land available?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.How much did the population increase between 1550 and 1600?

1/10

Q2.What did enclosure lead to a reduction in?

2/10

Q3.What does the word inflation mean?

3/10

Q4.Which of these is NOT a consequence of population increase in the 16th century?

4/10

Q5.Which of these is NOT a consequence of increased sheep-farming in the 16th century?

5/10

Q6.How much did the population of London increase between 1550 and 1603?

6/10

Q7.A series of bad what lead to increased food prices in the 1590s?

7/10

Q8.Why did increased sheep-farming in the 16th century lead to increased unemployment?

8/10

Q9.What is a 'vagabond'?

9/10

Q10.What did many farmers start to do in the 16th century which lead to a reduction in the amount of common land available?

10/10

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How well did Elizabeth deal with the problems of the poor?

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Q1.Which group in Elizabethan society were believed to be unable to work due to sickness, age or disability?

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Q2.Which group in Elizabethan society were also often known as the 'idle poor' who were physically able to work but they chose not to or simply could not be bothered?

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Q3.What had previously been an important source of poor relief but closed from the 1530s?

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Q4.What was the aim of the Statute of Artificers which was introduced by Elizabeth's government in 1563?

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Q5.What punishment might you face if you were found guilty of vagrancy for a second time under the vagrancy under the Vagabonds Act of 1572?

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Q6.What did the Justices of the Peace have to give the able-bodied poor under the Poor Relief Act of 1576?

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Q7.Where could the able-bodied poor be sent if they refused to find work under the Poor Relief Act of 1576?

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Q8.Which act brought all of the previous acts together so that there was one clear system for dealing with the poor?

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Q9.Who did the Act for the Relief of the Poor in 1601 state had the responsibility of collecting the poor rate in each parish?

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Q10.How long was the Act for the Relief of the Poor (1601) in place for?

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How well did Elizabeth deal with the problems of the poor?

You should complete this quiz after completing the lesson 'How well did Elizabeth deal with the problems of the poor?'

Q1.Which group in Elizabethan society were believed to be unable to work due to sickness, age or disability?

1/10

Q2.Which group in Elizabethan society were also often known as the 'idle poor' who were physically able to work but they chose not to or simply could not be bothered?

2/10

Q3.What had previously been an important source of poor relief but closed from the 1530s?

3/10

Q4.What was the aim of the Statute of Artificers which was introduced by Elizabeth's government in 1563?

4/10

Q5.What punishment might you face if you were found guilty of vagrancy for a second time under the vagrancy under the Vagabonds Act of 1572?

5/10

Q6.What did the Justices of the Peace have to give the able-bodied poor under the Poor Relief Act of 1576?

6/10

Q7.Where could the able-bodied poor be sent if they refused to find work under the Poor Relief Act of 1576?

7/10

Q8.Which act brought all of the previous acts together so that there was one clear system for dealing with the poor?

8/10

Q9.Who did the Act for the Relief of the Poor in 1601 state had the responsibility of collecting the poor rate in each parish?

9/10

Q10.How long was the Act for the Relief of the Poor (1601) in place for?

10/10

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