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.
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.
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Manufacturer/Publisher: History Press
Author: Peter Higginbotham