By Nigel Goose
In keeping with fundamental assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched historical past strains the expansion and growth of Doughty’s medical institution, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas interpreting a few of the philanthropic tasks and social rules in Britain as a complete. From the hospital’s origin on the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its current , this checklist considers key elements of the hospital’s improvement, together with its citizens, employees, monetary administration, and ideas and rules. With chapters at the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, this account makes a helpful contribution to the background of social welfare.
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Harper-Bill and C. Rawcliffe, ‘The religious houses’, and D. King, ‘Glass-painting’, in Rawcliffe and Wilson (eds), Medieval Norwich, chs 4 and 5 respectively; J. , pp. 60–2. 52 Dunn, ‘Trade’, p. 220; Hatcher, ‘The great slump’. 53 The priory was constructed for the habitation of sixty Benedictine monks but records show that up to 250 people ate meals in the priory each day. 57 The Great Hospital of St Giles was founded in 1249, adjacent to the Cathedral Close, by Bishop Walter de Suffield. 61 Almost across the board in the fifteenth century the city’s institutions for the relief of the poor and the sick either collapsed or curtailed their activities.
185. Medieval and early modern Norwich fulfilled a variety of functions in the pageant of relief once leprosy had disappeared – the City Corporation played a key role in the life of many institutions that had originated in the realm of religious and private philanthropy. 82 Thomas Anguish, a former mayor of Norwich, specified in his will that ten years after his death in 1617 his property in Fishergate should be given to the Corporation to house and educate poor children. In 1620 Anguish’s sons gave the property to the Corporation and ten boys and two girls were admitted.
263; P. Corfield,‘Economic growth and change in seventeenthcentury English towns’, in C. , The traditional community under stress (Open University Press: Milton Keynes, 1977), p. 37. 19 20 A History of Doughty’s Hospital city’s English population – a total of 2,359 people – were recorded as unable to sustain themselves, and this figure did not include any poor Dutch immigrants in the city. It has been calculated that 20 per cent of the men and 25 per cent of the women recorded on the census were over sixty years old.