Oct 12, 2009

link: workhouses.org.uk

1834 Act Title Page (c) Peter Higginbotham

Title page of the 1834 Poor Law Act
© Peter Higginbotham.


The Workhouse often evokes the grim Victorian world of Oliver Twist, but its story is a fascinating mix of social history, politics, economics and architecture.
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