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The English workhouse

Alternative title:
a study in institutional poor relief in selected counties, 1696-1750
Abstract:

This thesis charts the course of the eighteenth-century workhouse movement from the foundation of the Bristol Corporation of the Poor in 1696 to mid-century. It is divided roughly in two. Chapters 2 and 3 deal with the attempted national and parliamentary reforms of the 1690s and 1700s and the collateral local moves towards the creation of Corporations of the Poor. Chapter 2 examines the activities of the Board of Trade and various individual parliamentarians, while chapter 3 looks at four...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
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Publication date:
1985
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
602344969
Language:
English
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2012-05-08

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