Life in a Victorian Workhouse

by Peter Higginbotham

Although only a short book it is packed with pictures and interesting facts covering the role of the workhouse in Victorian times. Chapter headings include:

  • The Workhouse
  • Origins of the Victorian Workhouse
  • Workhouse Buildings
  • Daily Life
  • Workhouse Labour
  • Workhouse Food
  • Children in the Workhouse
  • Workhouse Medical Care
  • Old Age and Death
  • Tramps and Vagrants
  • Running the Workhouse
  • Ireland and Scotland
  • The Workhouse in Literature and Art
  • The End of the Workhouse
  • Places to Visit

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Life in a Victorian Workhouse

Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Pitkin; 2014
ISBN: 9781841653389
Product Dimensions: 234 x 166 mm

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