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Who were the beggars?
Please give me some money and food...
Should I help or should I not help???
Two types of beggars
Please, someone help me I need food...
Hehe, I am fake. But who care? I need money!
Types of Vagabonds
I need money, I am wounded from a war...
I am sick...
In Tudor times, the authorities find it very difficult to decide which beggars genuinely needed help and which did not.
Another type of vagabonds
Please give me some money...I need food, if you don't I will kill MYSELF!
What did they mean?
They were two types of beggars, the deserving poor and the sturdy vagabonds. The deserving poor are mostly old, poor and sick. The sturdy vagabonds were those who were healthy but choose not to work.
He bing'd await in a darkmans
These are two of the example of a vagabonds. Ruffler: Pretend to be wounded ex soldier or sailorCounterfeit crank: Pretend to be sick or crippled to gain pity.
Example of canting words
Tom of Bedlam: pretend to be mad
Canting is what beggars say if they don't want people to understand, it's basically a type of language.
Cove: a man or a thiefKen: a house Doxy: a woman beggarMill: to steal
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