Industrial Revolution

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19th century mining disaster

What happened at the Trimdon Grange Mining Disaster?
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A ‘right’ to relief?

In what ways did paupers hold the Poor Law to account?
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All on board!

What can we learn from old board games?

All Work and No Play

What does this document reveal about work in the past?
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Have we underestimated the Victorian Poor?

To what extent did the Victorian Poor accept their fate in the workhouse?
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Health and the Poor Law

To what degree did the Poor Law make an important contribution to Public Health?
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Holding History

What is 'The National Archives'?
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Protest and Democracy 1816 to 1818, part 1

Was this the start of mass politics in Britain?
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Protesting against the New Poor Law

What can archival material tell us about protest?
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Punishment in the workhouse – Lesson One

What can ‘pauper voices’ reveal about punishments for workhouse children?
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What was it like living in a late 19th century mining town?
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Victorian Railways

Did they create more crime?
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How can we find out about what Whitechapel was like in 1888?
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Workhouse Voices

What did paupers say about the Poor Law?
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Workhouse Voices Creative Writing

Stories inspired by letters from the past
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Workhouse Women

How were women treated in the Victorian workhouse?