Poverty In Elizabethan England

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Research Paper II Elizabethan England is often associated with luxurious court life. However, during the 16th Century, Britain is moving towards an industrial country and the new bourgeois rises in its economical and political position. According to Briscoe’s article journal “Poverty in Elizabethan England,” Britain suffered economic crisis in 1590s. In rural areas, poor harvests result in “rising in food prices led, in some cases, to starvation amongst those who could not afford to pay.” (Briscoe) Similarly, in urban areas, “the standard of living dropped for many workers.” (Briscoe) In addition, there were no laws to protect the poor. Those poor men who “showed no signs of changing their ways, were given harsh treatment.” (Briscoe) In

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