This detailed enumeration of people below the poverty line in Norwich, then the second or third city in the land, is a product of the City’s sophisticated approach to poor relief in the Elizabethan period. Their ages, occupations, diseases and family relationships are all recorded.
Series: Norfolk Record Society
Volume Number: XL
Year of Publication: 1971
Edited-by: John F. Pound
Tag: 16th Century, Census, Norwich, Poor Laws, Social History