A History of Vagrants and Vagrancy, and Beggars and Begging

Excerpt 3rd The full liberty of buying and selling like other men, in all markets and fairs 4th A general pardon for all past offences The second of these demands shows that the villeins aspired to become leaseholders Overawed by the imposing array of the rebels, the King consented to all their demands, and granted them charters of emancipation But immediately oExcerpt 3rd The full liberty of buying and selling like other men, in all markets and fairs 4th A general pardon for all past offences The second of these demands shows that the villeins aspired to become leaseholders Overawed by the imposing array of the rebels, the King consented to all their demands, and granted them charters of emancipation But immediately on the dispersion of the peasants after the death of their leader, Wat Tiler, the King and the nobles attacked them at the head of armed bands, and spread death and destruction amongst them, both by the sword and by the pitiless execution of large numbers of them But although the villeins had failed in their immediate object, they had demonstrated their power in combination, and the landlords, recognising that this power must increase as time rolled on, gradually let their lands on lease, and accepted money payments as a substitute for labour Moreover, by this means they obtained an income which enabled them to provide for their expenses in attending the Court and for other purposes of luxury or recreation The labourer may therefore now be considered to be passing from the condition of swelling the outcast rank of vagrancy to the settled rank of resident independence Vagabondism was not, however, in any way repressed, as in the year 1383 it was found necessary to pass the following Act 7 Rich II c 5 for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the 13th Edward I and the 5th Edward III cap 14, and also for supplementing them by conferring unlimited power on the judges for dealing with offenders It is ordained and asserted, That the Statutes made in the Time of King Edward, Grandfather to our Sovereign Lord the King that now is, of Roberdsmen and Drawlatches be firmly
A History of Vagrants and Vagrancy and Beggars and Begging Excerpt rd The full liberty of buying and selling like other men in all markets and fairs th A general pardon for all past offences The second of these demands shows that the villeins aspired to be

  • Title: A History of Vagrants and Vagrancy, and Beggars and Begging
  • Author: Charles James Ribton-Turner
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  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
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