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1

Who was Charles Booth?

He was a successful business man and owner of a Liverpool shipping line, which opened a London office in 1880

2

Why did Charles Booth become interested in social issues?

His wife's friendship with the Socialist Beatrice Webb

3

For how many years did Charles collect information on the living conditions of the poor in London?

19

4

What percentage of people in London lived below the poverty line according to Charles Booth?

30%

5

What did Charles Booth prove poverty was because of?

Low wages, casual work, trade depressions, old age and illness

6

Who was Seebohm Rowntree?

He was the head of a famous sweet company in York, but was also a committed social reformer

7

In what year did Seebohm Rowntree publish a book, and what was it called?

1901, and it was called 'Poverty: A Study of Town Life'. It was based on 2 years research in York

8

According to Seebohm Rowntree, what percentage of people in York lived below the poverty line?

27%

9

Who created the poverty line?

Seebohm Rowntree

10

Why did Seebohm Rowntree have a lot of influence on politicians?

He was rich, had connections and had been a supporter of the Liberals for a long time. He was also friends with Lloyd George

11

What did John Galt do?

He took photos of the poor living conditions in the East End of London