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Dissecting the Workhouse Dead


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Dr Ruth Richardson is an award-winning historian with a strong interest in the workhouse poor.... born in an old workhouse infirmary herself!

Her talk will explain the terrible fear of the pauper funeral, its historical roots, and its long shadow into our own times.

Her most recent work Dickens & the Workhouse (OUP, 2012) reveals how, while trying to save a London workhouse from demolition, she discovered Dickens had lived only doors away.

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Florence Nightingale Museum
St Thomas' Hospital, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EW
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This event is related to Workhouse: Segregated Lives


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