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Workhouse Encyclopedia

Workhouse Encyclopedia

by Peter Higginbotham

Workhouse Encyclopedia

Where was my local workhouse? What records did they keep? What is gruel and is it really what inmates lived on? How did you get out of a workhouse? What famous people were once workhouse inmates? ...
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My Ancestor Was A Bastard

My Ancestor Was A Bastard

by Ruth Paley

My Ancestor Was A Bastard

A family historian's guide to sources for illegitimacy in England and Wales which provides an introduction to the world of the unmarried mother and her child, and discusses how best to formulat...
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A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse

A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse

by Peter Higginbotham

A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse

For two centuries, the shadow of the workhouse hung over Britain. The recourse of only the most desperate, dark and terrible tales of malnutrition, misery, mistreatment and murder ran lik...
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Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

by Pamela Cox

Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

Publishing for the first time in paperback, this major study of the history of British 'bad girls' uses a wide range of professional, popular and personal text...
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London Labour And The London Poor

London Labour And The London Poor

by Henry Mayhew

London Labour And The London Poor

London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of newspaper articles written by the great journalist Henry Mayhew between 1849 and 1850. A dozen years later, it had grown into...
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Shadows of the Workhouse

Shadows of the Workhouse

by Jennifer Worth

Shadows of the Workhouse

In this follow up to Call The Midwife, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s tells more stories about the people she encountered. There's Jane, who...
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The Poor In England 1700-1850

The Poor In England 1700-1850

by S King & A Tomkins

The Poor In England 1700-1850

This fascinating study investigates the experience of English poverty between 1700 and 1900 and in the ways in which the poor made ends meet. The phrase 'economy of makeshifts' has often be...
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Victorian Workhouse

Victorian Workhouse

by Trevor May

Victorian Workhouse

Whether it was 'the batille', 'the spike', 'the work'us' or simply 'the house', the Victorian workhouse was the cause of dread and shame for thousands of men, women and children. This book looks at t...
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Voices From The Asylum

Voices From The Asylum

by Mark Davis & Marina Kidd

Voices From The Asylum : West Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Almost forgotten by time, tucked away beyond the sight of the passerby, there is a little piece of old England, which was for many years a forgotten wilderness. If it ...
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Voices From the Workhouse

Voices From the Workhouse

by Peter Higginbotham

Voices From the Workhouse

Voices from the Workhouse tells the real inside story of the workhouse - in the words of those who experienced the institution at first hand, either as inmates or through some other connection ...
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Booth's Maps of London Poverty : East and West 1889

Booth's Maps of London Poverty : East and West 1889


Booth's Maps of London Poverty East & West 1889

A century after the Industrial Revolution began, some Victorians finally began to confront the problems industrialisation and urbanisation had wrought. The remarkable prol...
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Living The Poor Life

Living The Poor Life

by Paul Carter & Nat Whistance

Living The Poor Life : Guide to Poor Law Union Correspondence 1834 - 1871 held at The National Archives

The correspondence between Poor Law Unions, Boards of Guardians and the Poor Law Board opens up the lives of many t...
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Pauper Ancestors

Pauper Ancestors

by David T Hawkings

Pauper Ancestors : A Guide to the Records Created by the Poor Laws in England & Wales

From the sixteenth century onwards many laws were enacted to provide support for the poor and needy, and some parishes established po...
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Poor Law Union Records Part 1 SE & E Anglia

Poor Law Union Records Part 1 SE & E Anglia

by Jeremy Gibson

Poor Law Union Records Part 1 SE & E Anglia

Lists the records of the Unions in South-East England and East Anglia created under the New Poor Law of 1834 to their abolition in 1930. Records of earlier combinations of pla...
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Poor Law Union Records Part 2 The Midlands and Northern England ..and Northern England

Poor Law Union Records Part 2 The Midlands and Northern England ..and Northern England

by Jeremy Gibson

Poor Law Union Records Part 2 : The Midlands and Northern England

Lists the records of the Unions in the Midlands and Northern England created under the New Poor Law of 1834 to their abolition in 1930. Records of ear...
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Poor Law Union Records Part 3 South-West England, The Marches and Wales

Poor Law Union Records Part 3 South-West England, The Marches and Wales

by Jeremy Gibson

Poor Law Union Records Part 3 : South-West England, The Marches and Wales

Lists the records of the Unions in South-West England, The Marches and Wales created under the New Poor Law of 1834 to their abolition in 1930. R...
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Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors  A Guide for Family Historians

Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors A Guide for Family Historians

by Robert Burlison

Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors : A Guide for Family Historians

Many family historians will come across direct links to ancestors who were affected by poverty. Yet despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy, the history...
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