While some of the older, rural poorhouses treated mothers and babies with respect, woorkhouses in cities commonly perpetuated many abuses against them. Babies were frequently separated from their mothers and, their corpses were often sold to surgeons if they died. Fathers were always kept apart from their children, and forced into hard labour. Moreover, if the baby was illegitimate, the mother was degraded by being forced to wear an identifying yellow sash.
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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
- The Shocking Truth About the Rich’s Attitude to the Poor
- Babies Stripped from Their Mothers at Birth!
- Finally, a Book Exploring the Social Causes of Workhouses (coming soon)
- Workhouse, by Ray Noyes | Ebook Publication Day (coming soon)