Source 1a

Detail of The New Poor Law poster 1837 (EXT 6/1)

Transcript

Pray, Sir, have mercy on us and let us in, or give us some relief, for we are actually starving.

Then go and rob for your living for ye can’t enter here – be off, ye varmint.

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1. This is an extract from an anti-Poor Law Poster drawn in 1837.

  • How desperate are the people trying to get into the workhouse?
  • What is the response of the workhouse master?