Story Topic: History

Single Parent History: the history of Gingerbread

Posted 14 March 2022

by Professor Patricia M. Thane, visiting Professor in History at Birkbeck, University of London, and the author of a number of works including ‘Sinners? Scroungers? Saints? Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England’, a history of Gingerbread...

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Single Parent History – The Foundling Hospital

Posted 1 March 2022

By Dr Sue Jones. Sue has taught at Birkbeck, University of London and University of Plymouth. She lives a double life, researching seventeenth century piracy and working in the Gingerbread advice team. The novels of Charles...

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Single Parent History: Lady Anne Clifford – historic legal battles, philanthropy and independence

Posted 21 February 2022

By Dr Sue Jones. Sue has taught at Birkbeck, University of London and University of Plymouth. She lives a double life, researching seventeenth century piracy and working in the Gingerbread advice team. As you enter Brougham Castle in Cumbria you see a memorial. This was erected in 1656 by Lady Anne Clifford in commemoration of the last time she saw her mother, Margaret. As a single parent...

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