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Episode 58: Strangers in our Midst

This episode looks at what happened when a huge group of refugees fled a religiously motivated war, and flooded into England… in the 16th century. England then, as now, struggled with how to integrate them, and there was an element of fear, and backlash against the refugees, just as there is today.

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Book Recommendation (Amazon affiliate link)
Strangers Settled Here Amongst Us: Policies, Perceptions and the Presence of Aliens in Elizabethan England
(you can also rent the eBook version on Amazon for 1/3 of the price)

Ian McKellen, Shakespeare, and More on immigrants:

Account of the Evil May Day riots: