Lecture: Foundling Stories

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Historian Helen Berry talks about her new book Orphans of Empire: the Fate of London’s Foundlings, which charts the surprising fate of nearly 6,000 orphaned and abandoned children raised by the London Foundling Hospital, the most famous charity in Georgian England. Orphans of Empire uncovers the harrowing and often inspiring history of the thousands of children who had to fight for survival before the creation of the modern welfare state. She reveals the surprising truth about the fate of many hundreds of children raised by the charity: toiling, not on board Royal Navy ships (as was the original mission of the Hospital) but in the fields of rural Yorkshire.




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Tickets £14.00 Students £8.00 M&F £12.00

Dates

12/09/2019


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