Researching Poverty under the English Poor Law

A researcher to be involved in the Cambridge Community Heritage project, Samantha Williams has been researching poverty and welfare provision under the Old English Poor Law. Her lastest findings are published in a new book titled Poverty, Gender and Life-Cycle under the English Poor Law’. More can be read about her work on the Research news webpage for the University of Cambridge.

Dr Williams’ research has also featured on the BBC News website, in the article ‘Were single mothers better off in the 19th Century?’

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