The Workhouse Encyclopedia

The Workhouse Encyclopedia
Author : Peter Higginbotham
Publisher : The History Press
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2012-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9780752477190
ISBN 13 : 0752477196
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive guide to every aspect of workhouse life. Compiled by Peter Higginbotham, one of Britain's foremost experts on the subject, it covers everything from the 1725 publication An Account of Several Workhouses to the South African Zulu admitted to Fulham Road Workhouse in 1880. With hundreds of fascinating anecdotes, plus priceless information for researchers including workhouse addresses, useful websites and archive repository details, maps, plans, original workhouse publications and an extensive bibliography, it will delight family historians and general readers alike.


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