In early modern Europe, there were many vagabonds and beggars. There were especially many of them in England after the fencing process. The law was very cruel to such people. No wonder the laws against vagabonds and beggars were called “bloody”. Many vagrants united in gangs of robbers, became pirates, and also mercenaries.
The British government issued decrees that provided for punishment for vagrancy (cutting off the ear, lashing, capital punishment). All this was done in order to get people to work in manufactories.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.