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Life in the workhouse and British biographies

Samantha Shave explores the treatment of the poor in the Victorian era, while David Cannadine chats about his new role as editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published: February 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm
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Charlotte Hodgman visits a former Victorian workhouse in the company of historian Samantha Shave to see whether life inside really matched the Dickensian legend. Meanwhile, we speak to Sir David Cannadine on the challenges of editing the gigantic Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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