Monastic Poor Relief in Sixteenth-Century England

@article{Rushton2001MonasticPR,
  title={Monastic Poor Relief in Sixteenth-Century England},
  author={N. Rushton and Wendy Sigle-Rushton},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  year={2001},
  volume={32},
  pages={193-216}
}
  • N. Rushton, Wendy Sigle-Rushton
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • The amount of poor relief providedby religious houses and hospitals in pre-Reformation England on the eve of the Dissolution, as well as its proportion to income, can be retrieved from the government's fiscal assessment of the Church--the Valor Ecclesiasticus(1535). An accurate calculation, however, requires the use of a statistical methodology to model, and correct for, the bias inherent in the members of the commission appointedby the state to perform the audit.This novel approach to the… CONTINUE READING
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