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5.0 out of 5 stars Workhouses of the Midlands, 22 Feb 2010
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Barbara Latham (Shropshire) - See all my reviews
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Really good info and great pics It didn't cover some areas of the midlands that I wanted to research ie: the west midlands, but nevertheless overall a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A detailed and scholarly study of part of our Victorian past, 19 April 2014
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A well-written and highly informative profile of the workhouses that existed over a much wider geographical area than the book's title would suggest. The introductory chapter provides a detailed account of the development, design and administration, of these institutions, and the governmental / legal framework in which they operated. Throughout the rest of the book, there are individual chapters providing additional information on those prominent parish and / or union workhouses that operated within the county boundaries of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. There are also many illustrations such as drawing plans, historical photographs and, in some cases, pictures of those workhouse-related buildings that still exist today. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn more about this aspect of our Victorian past either for personal interest or for academic study.
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4.0 out of 5 stars workhouses of the midlands, 17 Mar 2014
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A great insight into our ancesters miserable existence.very harrowing, to say the least. Very well edited.I would recommend this book to many. Lest we forget !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dickensian History, 31 May 2013
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M. J. Young "Emjaywye" (Brummagem UK) - See all my reviews
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One of those brilliant books which brings home the history of care ( or lack of) of the least fortunate in life with not only details of the history of care provision as it developed but also a Gazeteer of the workhouses of each Midland county and their subsequent use. Must have reference work for anyone interested in how our ancestors lived and were treated by the upper classes and churches.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a book for the family historian, 25 Feb 2013
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R. Wileman "rosie" (U.K.) - See all my reviews
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More than one of my ancestors was in a workhouse in the Midlands, so I find the subject fascinating. This book contains very useful information for further research as well as giving a balanced view of life in the workhouse - not light reading, but a book you can dip into time and again, or check for factual information. I was not disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good prompt service, and great value., 11 Aug 2009
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Jenny Drake (Uxbridge, UK) - See all my reviews
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I have no complaints about this service, it was excellent and would be happy to use this supplier again.
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Workhouses of the Midlands (Images of England) by Peter Higginbotham (Paperback - 31 Aug 2007)
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