Renaissance English History Podcast

Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.

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  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 27 Jun 2019

In Episode 125 we look at the experience of poverty in Tudor England, as well as the Tudor Poor Laws, leading up to the 1601 Elizabethan Poor Act. Something radical happened with the Dissolution of the Monasteries - care for the poor was suddenly shifted from being something that the church handled through the monasteries, to being something that fell on the government's shoulders. The debate about who should care for the poor has been with us since then. Show notes will be up in a couple of days at, if you like this show, the number one thing you can do to support it is to leave a rating on Apple Podcasts, or your podcatcher of choice. Thank you! Also, remember that you can learn more about Tudorcon at For information regarding your data privacy, visit . .