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Articles tagged : poverty
Date
1500–1750
Region
Britain
The Scottish vagrant John Gray

Rich migrants, poor migrants: the Scottish in England The above source, recording the interrogation of a suspected vagrant in North Riding, Yorkshire, relates to the migration into Englan ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
Romani Gypsies in sixteenth-century Britain

The Egyptians Act 1530 was a response to the arrival of Romani Gypsies, known as ‘Egyptians’ at the time, in Britain in the sixteenth century. The first definite record of thes ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Europe
Blood libels, castration and Christian fears: opposition to Jewish citizenship

The return of Jewish people to Britain  Jewish people had been banned from British soil since their expulsion in 1290 up until their formal readmission under Oliver Cromwell in the 1 ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Europe
A London slum: Irish migration and its threat

A London slum in Kensington Owned by the respectable and wealthy local Bird family, Jennings' Buildings consisted of 81 two-story wooden tenements grouped around 5 narrow courts. The Bui ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Europe
Italian immigration in late-Victorian Britain

Italians as economic migrants From the mid-1800s Italian migrants came to Britain from poor mountainous areas including around Parma and Lucca and, by the century's end, from more souther ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Jewish immigration and the Aliens Act

From east to west: Jewish expulsion from 'The Pale' Savage anti-Jewish riots or pogroms sanctioned by the states of Eastern Europe, combined with widespread economic and political di ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Africa
Seafarers and stowaways in ‘London’s Harlem’

The old borough of Stepney Stepney was a borough in London’s East End, in close proximity to the London Docks. It was formed in 1900 and incorporated areas including Whitechapel, Wa ...