scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,267
In the Elizabethan age society dramatically changed as poverty started to rapidly increase After the Reformation and the establishment of the Church of England many of the old values and moral expectations disappeared so it became necessary to regulate the relief of poverty by law During the Elizabethan age there were many reasons why poverty existed One of the main reasons was the rise in population from three million to four million people due to rise in fertility Due to the rise in population it led to people not being able to care for themselves The standard of living dropped and resources had to be shared by a greater amount of people To try to take care of this issue Queen Elizabeths government set a series of acts that gave the responsibility of the poor to the citizens English Poor Law regulation can be traced back as far as 1536 when law was passed to deal with the poor It made every parish responsible for the poor and unemployed within that parish The Justice of the Peace for each parish was allowed to collect a tax from those who owned land in the parish This was called the Poor RateEngland was hit by a vast amount of people they had to ration their supply of food Countrys Resources had to be shared by a greater amount of people Singman The way of doing so was to raise their prices on produce and any food of that matter Due to the rise in prices it led to starvation for those who were unable to pay for food The population began to rise in the 16th century More people meant there was more need for food clothes houses and jobs Starvation led to a vast increase in death rates Ward Ward states During this time the population rose dramatically and the country which relied on farming was hit by bad weather and poor harvests people
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA