Category Archives: Crimean War

A dignified burial: military funerals for paupers, 1908-15.

Source In February 1909, 83-year-old Patrick Hanlon died in Waterford workhouse, but he was not buried in an anonymous grave in the Poor Law Union burial plot.1 The coffin was a ‘nice’ coffin with a breastplate rather than the cheapest ‘shell’ … Continue reading

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Rough and unpalatable, often unwholesome: a nineteenth-century British soldier’s diet

Cross-posted from How to be the hero of your own kitchen Thanks to Rocio C. for asking me to combine two of my life’s obsessions: food and research! Recruiting sergeants, while plying potential soldiers with drink, waxed lyrical about the … Continue reading

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