Tag: immigration

An Age of Walls?

How might we think about the history of walls, real and metaphorical, and their place in today’s political rhetoric? In this episode of the History Workshop Podcast, we talk to historian Paul Betts, author of Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic.

Immigration Control in Late Medieval England

Tensions about the rights of native and foreign-born workers in Britain, and attempts to deal with them, are not new but have been the subject of public debate for centuries. Even during the later Middle Ages, the influx of alien workers and its implications for the employment of English-born people was high on the agenda, provoking political crises and prompting the central government to issue new legislation.