Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

Re rule number 5 - I wonder in practice just how often the bath water was actually changed between inmates!

Re rule number 5 - I wonder in practice just how often the bath water was actually changed between inmates!

'Coffin beds': These cramped bunks weren't particularly comfortable, but they did offer vi...

'Coffin beds': These cramped bunks weren't particularly comfortable, but they did offer vi...

The Church of England Waifs and Strays Society (by Leo Reynolds)

The Church of England Waifs and Strays Society (by Leo Reynolds)


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workhouse in Victorian England  I've read so many conflicting stories on workhouses.  I have a feeling that the truth is, like in anything, it all depended on who ran them and what type of person they were.  It sounds like most were pretty awful.

workhouse in Victorian England I've read so many conflicting stories on workhouses. I have a feeling that the truth is, like in anything, it all depended on who ran them and what type of person they were. It sounds like most were pretty awful.

Charles Darwin: (1809–1882) English naturalist whose On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) and The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) offered an evolutionary understanding of the development of life on earth, challenging conventional interpretations of creation and inviting whole new ways of thinking of living beings, humanity, and God through process, system, and change. Darwin was a deacon in the Church of England. (April 19)

Charles Darwin: (1809–1882) English naturalist whose On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) and The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) offered an evolutionary understanding of the development of life on earth, challenging conventional interpretations of creation and inviting whole new ways of thinking of living beings, humanity, and God through process, system, and change. Darwin was a deacon in the Church of England. (April 19)

The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended

The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended

This Victorian girl's diary extract is taken from My Story: Workhouse by Pamela Oldfield.

This Victorian girl's diary extract is taken from My Story: Workhouse by Pamela Oldfield.

Ringing the Angelus

Ringing the Angelus

Nashotah House, Great Vigil of Easter 2008

Nashotah House, Great Vigil of Easter 2008

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