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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 07/04/2014
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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? Are there any workhouse buildings I can visit? If these are the kinds of questions you've ever wanted to know the answer to, then this is the book for you. This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive guide to every aspect of the workhouse and of the poor relief system in which it played a pivotal part. Compiled by Peter Higginbotham, one of Britain's best-known experts on the subject, this A-Z cornucopia covers everything from the 1725 publication An Account of Several Work-houses to the South African Zulu admitted to Fulham Road Workhouse in 1880. With hundreds of interesting anecdotes, plus priceless information for researchers - including workhouse locations throughout the British Isles, useful websites and archive repository details, maps, plans, original workhouse publications and an extensive bibliography - it will delight family historians and general readers alike.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780750956710
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 1134 g
Dimensions: 248 x 172 x 30 mm

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“informative book”

If you have an ancestor who lived in a workhouse or are interested in the daily life of a workhouse resident then this is the book for you.Very infomative for the reader.

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21st June 2012
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