The Workhouse Encyclopedia

The Workhouse Encyclopedia

by Peter Higginbotham
     
 

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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 ofSee more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750956710
Publisher:
History Press Limited, The
Publication date:
06/01/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Higginbotham runs the website www.workhouses.org.uk. An expert on the subject of many years’ standing, his previous titles include The Workhouse Cookbook, Life in a Victorian Workhouse, Workhouses of the North, and Workhouses of the Midlands.

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