The Early Modern Commons


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Disability at the Foundling Hospital

16 February 2016

Records from the Ackworth (Yorkshire) branch of the Foundling Hospital provide a  rare insight into disability and childhood in the eighteenth century. The Ackworth branch of the...

Where Did Their Clothes Go? Textile Recycling at the Foundling Hospital

22 April 2015

The Foundling Hospital was set up to care for children whose parents were unable to support them. The first children were accepted in 1741 and it was quickly recognised that the Hospital...