Romantic Facts and Fantasies - Politics and Poetry: The Workhouse at Southwell
From Kathryn Steenson on July 30th, 2020
Originally recorded for the Romantic Facts and Fantasies exhibition at Lakeside Arts, Friday 26 July 2019.
The early 19th century is often seen a time of invention, creativity and technology. However, it also saw the development of an institution that shaped the lives of less fortunate members of society for decades to come–the Workhouse. This talk by Dr Charlotte May will focus on the Workhouse at Southwell, Nottinghamshire, whose founder was a close connection of the poet Lord Byron.