The Workhouse Encyclopedia

The Workhouse Encyclopedia

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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.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 480 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752477188
  • 9780752477183

About Peter Higginbotham

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