Distress of Spitalfield Weavers
Distress of Spitalfield Weavers
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Distress of Spitalfield Weavers
p5384235 (Collage 18199)
London Metropolitan Archives: Satirical Print Collection
"A General Fast in consequence of the War!!"; showing two separate views: Lambeth, showing an archbishop and his family gorging at the dinner table; and Spitalfields, showing a weaver and his family in rags and starving. There was great distress among the Spitalfields weavers at the end of the 18th century and the clergy were accused of indifference to their plight.
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