The poorhouse came before the workhouse, and was more prominent in rural areas. It was designed to look after those who had insufficient funds to look after themselves. The workhouse, on the other hand, was an industrialised derivative of the poorhouse. This makes sense, since these rose to prominence during the Industrial Revolution. Unsurprisingly, industrialisation means cold efficiency, hence exploitation and abuse came to the fore.
Workhouse Video Series with Ray Noyes
In this Q&A video series with Ray Noyes, we find out about his upcoming book, Workhouse, and the terrible truths he discovered while researching for it. What were the workhouses? Who lived in them? What were the harsh realities that awaited within? This is a true story about social injustice in Britain.
- 4 Differences Between Workhouses and Poorhouses
- Yes, the Workhouse Really Was as You Imagine (coming soon)
- The Shocking Truth About the Rich’s Attitude to the Poor (coming soon)
- Babies Stripped from Their Mothers at Birth! (coming soon)
- Finally, a Book Exploring the Social Causes of Workhouses (coming soon)
- Workhouse, by Ray Noyes | Ebook Publication Day (coming soon)