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Rich and poor in Tudor times

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Alms
gifts of money made by rich people to help the poor

Almshouse
a place where old or poor people could live for free

Beggars
poor people who had no homes and no work

Buttery
the room where bread, butter and ale was kept

Craftspeople
men and women who made things to sell

Long gallery
a long room in a big Tudor house where people could walk and play games in bad weather

Nobles
lords and ladies

Yeomen
farmers and landowners who were not of noble birth

   
   


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