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Poor Law set out regulations for Workhouses, imposing harsh conditions on inmates so that they were seen as places of last resort. The Devil watches as a child is dragged from its mother', while an Angel covers its face unable to meet the mother's pleading eyes. Cartoon from 'Punch', London, 1843.

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Poor Law set out regulations for Workhouses, imposing harsh conditions on inmates so that they were seen as places of last resort. The Devil  watches as a child is dragged from its mother', while an Angel covers its face unable to meet the mother's pleading eyes.  Cartoon from 'Punch', London, 1843.