The conditions in workhouses were usually just as bad as we imagine. However, this was not always the case. The earlier rural poorhouses were founded out of legitimate care. The Church paid for these with the help of the wealthier people in a given parish. As people left the land and went to work in factories in big cities, the local parishes began to be overwhelmed. Here, they pooled their resources together in union with other parishes to create super-sized workhouses, leading to mismanagement and abuse.
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
- Workhouse, by Ray Noyes | Ebook Publication Day
- Punishment Fit for the ‘Crime’ of Being Poor?
- Living Hell vs Care: Workhouse Meets Poorhouse
- ‘Private Enterprise in Social Affairs’: 1800s Echoes from the Past (coming soon)
- Surprising Legacies of the Workhouse (coming soon)
- Workhouse, by Ray Noyes | Print Publication Day (coming soon)
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