Grim Almanac of the Workhouse

Grim Almanac of the Workhouse

eBook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780752492308
Branch Call Number: 365.34 Hi
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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