OverviewBased on primary resources and interviews with current residents and recent trustees, this well researched history traces the growth and progress of Doughtyâ€™s Hospital, an almshouse in Norwich, England, while examining the various philanthropic initiatives and social policies in Britain as a whole. From the hospitalâ€™s foundation at the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its present condition, this record considers key aspects of the hospitalâ€™s development, including its residents, staff, financial management, and rules and regulations. With chapters on the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, this account makes a valuable contribution to the history of social welfare.
Author BiographyNigel Goose is a professor of social and economic history and the director of the Center for Regional and Local History at the University of Hertfordshire. He is a member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Urban History and the author of A County of Small Towns, When Death Do Us Part, and Womenâ€™s Work in Industrial England. Leanne Moden is a historical researcher and a writer.