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The Victorian workhouse

By: May, Trevor

Part of the Shire Album S. series
0747803552 / 9780747803553
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21 cm 32 p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 1997.

Whether it was 'the batille', 'the spike', 'the work'us' or simply 'the house', the Victorian workhouse was the cause of dread and shame for thousands of men, women and children.

The workhouse was the last resort, and the authorities intended that it should be seen as such.

This book looks at the principles that lay beind the New Poor Law of 1834, at the design and construction of workhouses, and at the lives of those who entered them, either as officers or as paupers.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, 3JJ 20th century, AMG Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBTB Social & cultural history, JFFA Poverty & unemployment

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