- Stale Bread Act 1801
- Hyde Park Riot 1866
- The Framework Knitters Declaration 1812
- Britain After Waterloo the British Disillusion Post 1815
- Constitutional Crisis People’s Budget 1909
- The Luddites
- William Booth and the Inspiration behind the Salvation Army 1865
- Poor Law Amendment Act 1834
- Workhouse Test Act 1723
- Sir Robert Peel Prime Minister capitalised on his father’s success but what happened next?
- Corn Laws Economic History and Big Data
- Magna Carta Translation 1225
- Statute of Labourers 1351
- Vagabonds and Beggars Act 1494
- Great Reform Act 1832 and the riots that preceeded.
Workhouse Test Act 1723
Part of the Old Poor Law this act was also known as the Workhouse Act, Knatchballs Act (it’s promoter) and Marriott’s act (it’s publisher.)
Between 1660 and 1720 the amount of poor relief paid out by parishes rose at an incredible rate, even though prices were falling and population growth was slowing.
- Parliament decided to give parishes the power to deny relief to anyone who refused to enter the workhouse.
- Not all parishes at this time had workhouses and continued to give ‘outdoor relief’ to parishioners i.e relief in their own homes or places of residence as many were homeless.
- The main cause of government concern was the number of prime age (20 – 60 yrs), men applying for relief.