From the Author
As well as containing over 120 striking images of workhouse buildings, many of which still exist, the book provides a history of the poor laws from Tudor times up to the 1930s, particularly focusing on its development in the north of England. Also included is a comprehensive gazetteer of all the union workhouses built in the north of England, including National Grid references to help pinpoint their locations.
About the Author
Peter Higginbotham has a website (www.workhouses.org.uk) dedicated to the history of British workhouses. He has written a number of articles and presented talks on the subject as well as contributing to a number of radio and television programmes.