Vagrancy in Law and Practice under the Old Poor Law

Author(s): 
Eccles, Audrey
ISBN: 
978-1-4094-0487-3
Date published: 
October 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Drawing on extensive archival research and in-depth study of both statute law and local administrative records, this book examines the complexities of vagrancy law and the realities of its practice during the long eighteenth century. As the first full-length study of vagrancy law and practice in the eighteenth century, this book will constitute an essential item in any collection of books on the old poor law.