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By Nigel Goose

According to fundamental assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched heritage lines the expansion and growth of Doughty’s health center, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas studying a few of the philanthropic tasks and social guidelines in Britain as an entire. From the hospital’s beginning on the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its current situation, this list considers key facets of the hospital’s improvement, together with its citizens, employees, monetary administration, and principles 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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Leaving approximately £49 in the hands of the treasurer at the end of the financial year. Of that expenditure, £179 18s. 0d. went on the salary of the master and the nurse, as well as the weekly payments to the almspeople. The purchase and transportation 33 White, White’s Norfolk directory, p. 136. 34 NRO, N/TC 63/2: Commissioners of inquiry into charities in England and Wales: twenty-seventh report, BPP 1834,Vol. XXI (225), p. 560. 35 R. Wilson, ‘Introduction’, in Rawcliffe and Wilson (eds), Norwich Since 1550, p.

69 Pound, ‘Government to 1660’, pp. 36–45. 70 N. Goose, ‘Immigrants in Tudor and early Stuart England’, in N. Goose and L. Luu (eds), Immigrants in Tudor and early Stuart England (Sussex Academic Press: Brighton, 2005), pp. 18– 19. 71 Pound, Tudor and Stuart Norwich, p. 51; P. Corfield, ‘A provincial capital in the late seventeenth century: the case of Norwich’, in P. Clark and P. Slack (eds), Crisis and order in English towns 1500–1700 (Routledge and Kegan Paul: London, 1972), pp. 275–6. 72 Meeres, History of Norwich, p.

Meeres, A history of Norwich (Phillimore: Chichester, 1998), p. 24. 55 C. Rawcliffe, ‘Sickness and health’, in Rawcliffe and Wilson (eds), Medieval Norwich, Appendix to chapter 13, p. 325. After the Black Death it became an almshouse for respectable women. 56 Harper-Bill and Rawcliffe, ‘The religious houses’, p. 73; Rawcliffe, Hospitals of medieval Norwich, p. 164. 57 Rawcliffe, Hospitals of medieval Norwich, pp. 163–4. , ch. 3 and p. 165. See also C. B. Jewson, History of the Great Hospital Norwich (The Great Hospital: Norwich, 1966).

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