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The Workhouse Encyclopedia

By Peter Higginbotham

ebook 9780752477190

ISBN: 9780752477190

Published: 01-03-2012


The Workhouse Encyclopedia

By Peter Higginbotham

ISBN: 9780752477190

Published: 01-03-2012

About This Book

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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