The experience of being poor in england 1700 1834 the interaction of community sentiment kinship and demography steven king. The poor law amendment act 1834 plaa known widely as the new poor law was an act of the parliament of the united kingdom passed by the whig government of earl greyit completely replaced earlier legislation based on the poor law of 1601 and attempted to fundamentally change the poverty relief system in england and wales similar changes were made to the poor law for scotland in 1845. More significant for the experience of poor londoners than attempts to create metropolitan wide change was the activities of subsets of individual parishes the metropolitan pauper farms 1722 1834 poverty and welfare in england 1700 1850 . There were two very different lifestyles in 18th century england that of the rich and that of the poor with the industrial revolution which started in the middle of the century came new machinery that saved time and made some people very wealthy
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