Surviving on the streets in Early Modern England: The story of Maud Preece

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Abstract

This blog tells the story of Maud Preece, a young girl who was arrested in Chester, England in 1599 for stealing a hat. She had been brought to the city as a very young child and then abandoned by the adults who had brought her. Maud relied on begging, charity and crime to survive, which left her vulnerable to exploitation by adults.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationSocial History Exchange, blog of the Social History Society, UK
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2020

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