From around the eleventh century until the Reformation, a close connection between the Church and hospitals was formed as they became a refuge for the ill, ostracised and poor. First published in 1926, John Morrison Hobson presents a fascinating survey of the hospitals and almshouses found throughout medieval England. Full of photographs and illustrations, Hobson surveys the almshouses by geographical location and provides a social and historical context for each. This practical and interesting study will be of use to students and academics with an interest in English hospitals and almshouses, their relationship to the Church, and English social history more generally.
Preface; 1. Introductory 2. Lazar-houses 3. Northumbria 4. Merica 5. The West Saxon Kingdom 6. West Saxon Kingdom Continued 7. More West Saxon Shires 8. The Hospital at Ewelme 9. East Anglia 10. Kent and Essex 11. Whitgift’s Hospital in Surrey 12. Whitgift’s Hospital Continued 13. Trinity Hospital at Guildford 14. London North of the Thames 15. London South of the River 16. Retrospective; Index
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