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Title Strangers settled here amongst us : policies, perceptions, and the presence of aliens in Elizabethan England / Laura Hunt Yungblut.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 177 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-172) and index.
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Subject Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 -- Relations with aliens.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
Political refugees -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Religious refugees -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Ethnic attitudes -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Immigrants -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Aliens -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1558-1603.
England -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603.
Great Britain.
Refugees, Religious -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Ethnic attitudes -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Genre History.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of tables; List of maps; Preface; INTRODUCTION; 'STRANGERS SETTLED HERE'; DICHOTOMIES IN ENGLISH ATTITUDES TOWARD THE ALIENS; THE PRESENCE OF ALIENS AND GOVERNMENT POLICY IN THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH I; ALIENS, POLICY, AND THE ELIZABETHAN ECONOMY; CONCLUSION; Colchester Contribution Book to the Poor (1582 92); Norwich Book of Orders for Dutch and Walloon Strangers, 1564 1643 (NRO, MF/RO 31/1); Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary This study sheds new light on the impact of the large number of immigrants from the Continent on Elizabethan England and the policy decisions that their presence prompted. The sudden escalation of resident aliens' numbers caused the government to formulate and implement new policies. Strategies had to be developed to minimize the tension domestically, as strangers and natives tried to adjust to each other. At the same time, the immigrants introduced new commodities and technologies to England. Thus, very different policies were required if the government hoped to maximize economic benefits. Finally, the Crown was suspicious that the influx of immigrants posed a threat to order and security. The resulting dichotomy of welcome and control explored in this study characterizes the relationship between natives and immigrants to the present day. Strangers Settled Here Amongst Us provides important insights in the history of immigration and the search for a balance - as relevant today as it was in the sixteenth century.
Other Title Print version: Yungblut, Laura Hunt, 1961- Strangers settled here amongst us. London ; New York : Routledge, 1996