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The Workhouse Encyclopedia

The Workhouse Encyclopedia
The Workhouse Encyclopedia by Peter Higginbotham
214mm x 310mm paperback, 478 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7509-56-71-0
This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive guide to every aspect of workhouse life.
Compiled by Peter Higginbotham, one of Britains foremost experts on the subject, this A-Z cornucopia 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 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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