Status of Immigrants in Britain: A Historical Perspective

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 17:00 to 18:00

Migration webinar series

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  • Everyone




In this lecture we will reflect on the rich history of immigration to Britain in the late medieval and early modern periods. The term ‘refugee’ dates from the sixteenth century, referring to those who sought refuge in the country. While some immigrants were welcomed in the country, there were others that received a more hostile reception. We will also reflect on the restrictions imposed on early modern immigrants in Britain, which included restrictions on property rights, higher levels of taxation etc., as well as how they were regarded by the host population.

Presenter: Professor Andrew Spicer, Professor of Early Modern European History

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