Saturday 22 April 2017

Ella Dzelzainis, Lecturer in 19th Century literature at Newcastle University is talking on ‘Dickens, the Workhouse and the Fallen Woman’.  Discover how Charles Dickens, in works such as Oliver Twist (1838) exposed how the Poor Law, in particular the Bastardy Clause of 1834, condemned so many poor women and their illegitimate children to lives of shame and misery,…

Workhouse Museum

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