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Down and out in eighteenth-century London

Author: Tim Hitchcock
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2004.
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"London in the eighteenth century was the greatest city in the world. It was a magnet that drew men and women from the rest of Britain and the world in huge numbers. If for a few the streets were paved with gold, for the majority it was a harsh world with little guarantee of money or food. For the poor and destitute, London's streets offered little more than the barest existence. Yet men, women and children found a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hitchcock, Tim, 1957-
Down and out in eighteenth-century London.
London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2004
(DLC) 2005272347
(OCoLC)56648827
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Hitchcock
ISBN: 9780826427151 0826427154
OCLC Number: 746853607
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 343 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: The streets of London --
Sleeping rough --
Pauper professions --
Menaces and promises --
The rhetoric of rags --
Begging from the parish --
Charity in stone --
The begging year --
A beggar's mask --
The history of the poor.
Responsibility: Tim Hitchcock.
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This title examines how beggars operated in 18th-century London and how begging, and demands for charity, formed part of everyday life and work.  Read more...

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"this sympathetic, lively study" The Telegraph, 1 January 2005 "This is an impressive tribute to the forgotten existences of the criers, hawkers, link boys, chimney sweeps, cinder sifters and Read more...

 
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