Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside The State of the Poor

The State of the Poor
Or, An History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Period

Volume 3

£45.99

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108036894

£ 45.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Sir Frederick Morton Eden (1766–1809) was an English writer and a pioneer social researcher. Eden studied at Christ Church, Oxford, and subsequently worked in banking and insurance, inheriting a baronetcy from his father, who had been the governor of the American province of Maryland, in 1784. Arguing that poverty could not be tackled without knowing what it actually meant to be poor, this innovative three-volume work is an attempt to define what poverty meant in concrete terms. It is packed with data from across England, divided by county, and covering factors such as food prices, wages, diet and mortality rates. Volume 3 presents the second set of reports on living conditions of the poor in the various English counties, sorted alphabetically from Surrey to Yorkshire, and the Welsh counties. A study of Scotland's poor is included in an appendix.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108036894
    • length: 674 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Parochial Reports - England: Surrey
    Sussex
    Warwickshire
    Westmoreland
    Wiltshire
    Worcestershire
    Yorkshire
    North Wales: Denbighshire
    South Wales: Pembrokeshire
    Radnorshire
    Appendix:
    1. A comparative and chronological table of prices
    2. Wages appointed by statute, in 1495
    3. Wages of labourers, rated by justices at different periods
    4. Compositions paid by the different counties, in lieu of purveyance, in 1593
    5. Extracts from the Houshold Book of the Earl of Surrey, in 1523
    6. Extracts from Sir Edward Coke's houshold accounts, in 1596
    7. Regulations of a House of Correction at Bury, Suffolk, in 1589
    8. Principal Acts of Parliament concerning the poor
    9. Catalogue and titles of the statutes relating to the poor
    10. Account of the poor in Scotland
    11. Mr. Pitt's speech on 12th February 1796, and heads of his Poor Bill
    12. Expences and earnings of agricultural labourers, in various parts of England
    13. Prices of provisions in Suffolk, for five years
    14. Poor's rates, houses paying and exempted from window-tax, and population, in several parishes
    15. Mr. Bailey's computation of the quantity of meat, etc. necessary in work-houses
    16. Forms of registers for admissions, births, deaths, and apprenticeships of parish children
    17. Account of broad and narrow cloths, manufactured in the West Riding of Yorkshire, since 1726
    and county expences in the West Riding, for several years
    18. Catalogue of English publications concerning the poor
    19. Proposal for a County Bank in Cumberland
    20. Dr. Price's tables for regulating contributions and allowances in friendly societies
    21. Mr. Pitt's Poor Bill, as amended by the Committee of the House of Commons
    Index.

  • Author

    Frederick Morton Eden

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×