About Workhouse Tales and Lesley Hulonce

Workhouse Tales is a series of funny, touching, sad and riotous vignettes based on workhouse and poor law life and lives in 19th and 20th century Britain.

I am a historian of medicine and lecturer in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University and my research interests include histories of disability, children, gender and sexualities, especially 19th and 20th-century prostitution, and also voluntary action and popular culture.

email: l.hulonce@swansea.ac.uk

Twitter: @LesleyHulonce @HistoryMedCHHS

Link to:  Lesley Hulonce, ‘The elephant in the room: questioning the absence of paedophilia in children’s histories’ Journal of Victorian Culture Online 


3 thoughts on “About Workhouse Tales and Lesley Hulonce

  1. My paternal grandmother was taken from the Gravesend and Milton Workhouse in 1903 by Lady Julia Llewellyn to train in the kitchens. She lived in Swansea from the ages of 6 to 11 years old. I am extremely happy to have some account of the program that rescued my grandmother from the horrible living and working conditions that killed her parents when she was very young.

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