Order and disorder in the early modern almshouse
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Order and disorder in the early modern almshouse the Charterhouse example by S. Porter

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StatementStephen Porter.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 1-14 :
Number of Pages14
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Open LibraryOL17433215M

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The book places these findings in the context of the contemporary national and local debates about poverty and poor relief and argues that early modern almshouses took on a distinct and new identity within the changed landscape of relief provision in post-Reformation England. Transforming almshouses for the 21st century: risks and challenges Despite the good work being undertaken by many almshouse charities, there are risks for both local communities and the future of the almshouse movement. Local communities risk losing low-cost housing, often in File Size: 1MB. Almshouses were established from the 10th century in Britain, to provide a place of residence for poor, old and distressed people. They were sometimes called bede-houses and the residents bedesmen or bedeswomen. Bede is the Anglo-Saxon word for prayer and the alms-men and women were obliged to pray for the founder of the charity. The first recorded almshouse was founded in York by King. Following the measures announced by the government on 16 March , to prevent the further spread of Covid, the Almshouse Association team will be working remotely. We hope to maintain our usual support during this time but, if there is a high number of enquiries, you could experience a slight delay in getting through to us.

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Abstract. Almshouse living has enjoyed a broadly positive image with historians and the public alike. The survival of attractive ranges of buildings, bearing tablets to commemorate founders’ virtues, has ensured that the architectural features of almshouses provided an early focus for study. 1 Charities that remain operative tend to reinforce this perception; recently the Mary Feilding Guild Cited by: 1. Medieval and early modern theories of mental illness. Neugebauer R. Historians of medieval and early modern psychiatry have utilized limited source materials in their research. They have focused on printed works, particularly formal treatises by celebrated authors, and neglected manuscript by: Almshouse Stories. The historical aspect of almshouse charities and the legacy of their benefactors are considerable so it is hardly surprising that they are able to present a wide variety of stories and anecdotes ranging from their inception to the present day. Christmas comes early for almshouse residents! Staff at the Association.   (). A Troublesome Priest: A Victorian Workhouse Chaplain in the City of London. The London Journal: Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. Cited by: 1.