BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 5269

Population movement to Tudor towns

Population movement to Tudor towns
Key Info
  • Population movement to Tudor towns
  • Duration: 01:49
  • Movement of people from the country to the town generated problems of overcrowding and waste. Documents from 1583 and 1584 show how rubbish was dealt with in Shrewsbury. We visit a typical Tudor country house and learn that most people actually remained living in the country. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Tudors: Tudor Life

  • Keywords: Shrewsbury, plague, overcrowding, wastwe, migration, rats, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Tudor town buildings. Introduction to Life in Tudor towns. Comparison of town and country - could use this in conjunction with clip 'Tudor Merchant Houses' to compare town and country life/homes. Causes of the plague (overcrowding, rats). Primary sources of evidence.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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