ISBN : 9780198768135
The story of Gypsies in England, from their first appearance in early Tudor times to the present day. A book that disentangles the rich and sometimes lurid myth from the everyday reality of Gypsy life over more than half a millennium of English history.
Introduction: Images, Identities, and Imaginations
1 European Wanderers: Origins, Arrivals, and Proscriptions
2 The Rambling Roguey Gypsies of the Early Modern Page
3 Tudor Gypsies Against the Law
4 Gypsies and Counterfeits in Elizabethan England
5 Gypsies in Stuart England
6 The Trials and Travels of Eighteenth-Century Gypsies.
7 Reformers and Enthusiasts in the Early Nineteenth Century
8 Victorian Encounters
9 Gypsy Ecologies and the Economy of Itinerancy
10 Travels and Troubles in Modern Britain