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You shall comprehend all vagrom men” : le délit de vagabondage dans l’Angleterre élisabéthaine

Abstract : This paper takes the 1572 and 1597 laws against vagabonds and sturdy beggars as the legal context in its attempt to define vagrants as lacking not only geographical, but also economic and ideological roots–most of them were indeed masterless men or mercenaries-to-be. It then focuses on the authorities’ coercive strategies to contain vagrancy: stocks and pillories, houses of correction, forced return to the wanderers’ native parishes. Finally, it considers the radical ways to get rid of recidivist rogues: banishment and transportation, perpetual galley and hanging at Tyburn.
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Pascale Drouet. You shall comprehend all vagrom men” : le délit de vagabondage dans l’Angleterre élisabéthaine. Omhovère, C.; Kaenel, A.; Armand, C. »Ancrages / Passages, P. U. de Nancy, pp.171-185, 2006, Regards croisés sur le monde anglophone. ⟨halshs-01831615⟩

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