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The Invention of Childhood

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Episode 10: Overburdened with Children

Summary

The introduction of the Poor Law in the late 16th century, which introduced principles that would later become part of the Welfare State. The bill helped children by offering a safety net from other forms of government intervention - such as being sent to new colonies in America. Presented by Michael Morpurgo, with readers including Timothy West. First aired in 2006.

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PresenterMichael Morpurgo

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ProducerBeaty Rubens

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