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Author Higginbotham, Peter, author.

Title Grim Almanac of the Workhouse [electronic resource] / Peter Higginbotham.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
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Summary For two centuries, the shadow of the workhouse hung over Britain. The recourse of only the most desperate, dark, and terrible tales of malnutrition, misery, mistreatment, and murder ran like wildfire through the poorer classes, who lived in terror of being forced inside the institution's towering walls-and, as this collection proves, all of them were true! This book contains 365 incredible tales of fires, drownings, explosions, and disasters, infamous scandals such as the Andover affair-where inmates were forced to eat the bones they were supposed to be crushing to ward off starvation-and sickening tales of abuse, assault, bodysnatching, poisonings, post mortems, and murder. Accompanied by 70 rare and wonderful illustrations, this book will thrill, fascinate, sadden, and unnerve in equal measure.
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Subject Public welfare -- Great Britain.
Poverty -- Great Britain.
Workhouses -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Public welfare.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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Other Form: Print version: Higginbotham, Peter. Grim almanac of the workhouse. Stroud : History Press, 2013. 9780752487397 (paperback) (OCoLC)813858127
ISBN 9780752492308 (e-pub)
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